This is a wonderful story by a favorite childhood author. I enjoyed listening to it with my daughter. The narration is outstanding. This audio performance was one of the best I have heard. I will be looking for other books read by David McCallum. One feature I especially like is that unlike some audio books, this book is divided into chapters that match the paperback copy I have. It can be so annoying if you want to switch between a hard copy and audio and the chapters do not match. I usually read aloud at home, but enjoy listening while in the car.
I love both the printed and audio version of this classic book. I alternated between reading this book aloud to my eight year old and listening to the audio. I definitely think this is a book that should be heard and not just read silently. The author is a master at poetic devices. Alliteration, repetition, assonance, internal rhymes and more are easily heard!
The narrator, Terry Jones, is incredible. I chose this narrator after listening to the others because I knew I wanted a British accent and a male. He does the different characters with different voices, yet in a natural and not contrived way. I took considerable time listening to the samples of all the versions available. I am completely happy with this narrator.
The WInd in the Willows is a children's classic and rightfully so. Some have commented that it is boring. My child loved it! As we read we grew to love the characters especially Ratty and Mole. The vocabulary is challenging, but my daughter was able to narrate and understand the story. I think books like this must be read in childhood for our children to have any hope of loving the more challenging classics they will encounter in high school.
This book is amazing. I plan to relisten!
This is the only book I have ever listened to that is better in an audio format. I read the book and then listened to it. Because of the book's format (it is written as letters) listening to it with different narrators enriched the experience immensely!
You will not regret this purchase.
This is a great book for kids to listen to. My daughter enjoyed it, but she did like the movie better.
Mary Poppins needs to be read with an English accent, and Sophie Thompson does a wonderful job.
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