Abaft the Funnel

Thirty-one early short stories by the master story teller Rudyard Kipling.

The Jungle Book

Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" – one of...

The Beginning of the Armadillos

Kipling’s classic tale taken from the Just So Stories. The stickly prickly hedgehog and the slow solid tortoise devise an exercise regime which will enable them to avoid...

How the Alphabet Was Made

Kipling’s classic tale taken from the Just So Stories. Neolithic cave girl Taffy and her father work out a new way of passing on messages - and find that they have invented the...

The Jungle Book Timeless Classics

In long ago India, a toddler wanders off and is taken in by a family of wolves. Coached by a friendly bear, the "man-cub" has many adventures as he learns the ways of the jungle....

Rikki Tikki Tavi Classic Tales Edition

The pages of The Jungle Book are opened, and a wild mongoose fights tooth and nail with deadly cobras.

The Man Who Would Be King

This short story by Kipling of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan is read by David Philo.


Set in the days of the British Raj, Kipling’s finest novel is the exciting and touching tale of an Irish orphan-boy who has lived free in the streets of Lahore before setting...

Rudyard Kipling

This anthology contains many of Kipling’s most famous poems, If, Mandalay, Gunga Din. Though sometimes still regarded as a product of the colonial era, Kipling touches a very...

The Poetry of Rudyard Kipling

A collection of Rudyard Kipling's finest poetry read by David Philo, Christopher Hassall, Emma Topping and Rudyard Kipling himself.

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