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The Wind in the Willows | [Kenneth Grahame]

The Wind in the Willows

Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. The animals Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger, and many more share their trials and tribulations as well as joys as they progress through the seasons of the year. The magical fantasy of their journeys starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight and be taken away on the wings of imagination.
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Publisher's Summary

Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. The animals Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger, and many more share their trials and tribulations as well as joys as they progress through the seasons of the year. The magical fantasy of their journeys starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight and be taken away on the wings of imagination.

Read by David Thorn and a supporting cast.

Public Domain (P)2003 Alcazar Audioworks

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    Yunae Marion, MT, United States 03-30-12
    Yunae Marion, MT, United States 03-30-12
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    "Unabridged (but dramatized)"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator (David Thorn) is actually pretty good, and his style is good for kids (a little theatrical). I listened to the samples from several versions, and bought this because I felt Thorn would be the most interesting for my younger girls. Unfortunately, I didn't listen to enough of the sample. Thorn is the narrator, but the direct quotes of the animals are dramatized. No real problem there, but the accents/voices of mole and badger (I stopped listening when badger was introduced) are so strangely done as to ruin the whole production. Mole is done in a whiney, jarring style that is off-putting, and badger is done in a high-pitched scratchy voice that does not seem


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Westlake, OH, United States 06-30-12
    Paul Westlake, OH, United States 06-30-12 Member Since 2011

    Home school family with six children ages 7-21. We love listening to audible books together. We like Twaddle-free books.

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    "Made a school assignment EASY!"

    In our homeschool, The Wind in the WIllows is to be read to a second grader. With our style of schooling I end up doing a lot of reading to the children. These chapters are long and my voice was dying. Audibles to the rescue!! My 7 year old and I enjoyed curling up on the couch and listening to this story as we followed along in the book and enjoyed the illustrations. David Thorn does an amazing job with the voices. They just seem so right. You can picture the characters by his voice.

    So if your voice is tired, snuggle up with a youngster and a copy of the book and share the love as you listen to David Thorn reading to both of you. You won't regret it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Chester, VT, United States 11-19-13
    Ruth Chester, VT, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One bad voice can ruin the whole thing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a difference voice actor for Mole


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Thorn?

    He was awesome.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration and disappointment. The narrator (who is wonderful) treats Ratty as an Englishman. But the voice for Mole is stylized, childish, cartoony (and a woman playing a man's part?) The characters in this book are meant to remind us of humans. The voice actress of Mole thought she was supposed to play a cartoon animal. Very distracting; I couldn't finish. Too bad, because the one who played Ratty was perfect.


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    "Bizarre accents used in this narration"

    Listen to the whole of the sample before choosing to buy this. The narrator uses several voices. The narration is clear and suitable to the story, however, the voice he uses for the mole is American (why?) and the voice of the rat is working class. He has clearly misunderstood the point that the rat is well off and providing new experiences for the less well to do mole. These bizarre choices spoilt the story for me and I don't recommend it. If I'd listened to the whole of the sample I'd have found this out. Make sure you listen carefully before choosing to buy.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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