Many of our readers are familiar with Paul White’s wonderful Jungle Doctor stories available from Christian Focus 4 Kids. However, you may not know that there are dramatized audiobooks for many of these stories too. Earlier this summer Noel Piper shared her thoughts on the Jungle Doctor and the Whirlwind audiobook. Here’s an excerpt from her review:
“Habari? (What news?)
I heard that Swahili greeting & response numerous times in the Jungle Doctor & the Whirlwind from christianaudio.com. At first I thought, “That’s not so different than a typical quick, polite, superficial greeting here.” But there is a difference. The American greeting goes “How are you?” . . . “Fine.” And that’s it. But the Swahili greeting often doesn’t end with Nzuri.
It might go something like this: “What’s the news?” . . . “Good. . . . But in our village many people are dying.”
That’s one of the reasons I appreciate books about other cultures: I learn about my own.
I’ve visited hospitals in Africa and I’ve written about medical missionary Helen Roseveare in Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God. So I could imagine pretty easily the rugged, challenging setting of Dr. Paul White‘s stories from Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in the late 1930s when he was there.
Officially this book is for ages 10 and up. As I listened I realized, Yes it’s good for preteens and early teens, but it’s definitely not too young for me. I kept thinking of different sorts of people who’d get drawn into Jungle Doctor and the Whirlwind, of the Jungle Doctor Series (also available in paperback).”
If you’d like to read the rest of Noel’s review, it can be found here: LINK. The Jungle Doctor audiobooks are available from eChristian. Click on the images below to visit the related product pages and listen to samples from the audiobooks.
A full list of Jungle Doctor titles available from Christian Focus 4 Kids can be found here: LINK.