Excellent Good Fair Poor : AUDIOCASSETTES
“Kim” by Rudyard Kipling, read by Ben Cross. Listen for Pleasure. Published in 1901, “Kim” is generally regarded as Kipling’s most vivid, detailed and sympathetic portrait of life and belief in India. Kim, the orphaned son of an Irish sergeant, is more at home in the bazaars and in Hindustani than in the regiment. His travels with a frail old lama are a grand adventure but also a curiously contemporary spiritual pilgrimage toward self-knowledge. Cross (“Chariots of Fire”) gives a vigorous, variegated reading, complete with a splendid drum-roll of brogue-y r’s.