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.
"Unabridged (but dramatized)"
Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.
"We were all Toad, once."
Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a delightful children's book that captures the attention of listeners of all ages. Set in England, Grahame brings animals to life for an adventure full of mishaps and lessons. One of the main characters in the story, Mole, befriends the water vole, Rat. Together, they explore the beautiful landscape of England by boat and eventually leading to a visit with Toad.
These are the exploits of Toad and the efforts of his friends, Ratty, Mole, Badger, and Otter, to control the rascal.
Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr.Toad, and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from the evil Weasels. The classic tale The Wind in the Willows has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition by listening to this timeless tale today!
"Worth the wait"
When the Water Rat invites the unassuming Mole to spend his first day ever in a boat on the river, and wise Badger comes along for the ride as well, so begins a marvellous season of adventure for the three friends. Mr Toad (he of Toad Hall) completes a happy foursome, but his tendency to get into hot water leads him into some rather hair-raising scrapes of his own.
"...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." So says Rat, as he welcomes the lonely Mole to the community of the River. Whether messing about in boats, touring in Toad's motorcar, or simply relaxing at home, Mole, Rat, Otter, Toad, and Badger demonstrate the honorable human characteristics of kindness, patience, and tolerance toward all that have made this classic tale beloved by generations since it was first published in 1908.
"Wonderful book, wonderful reading"
Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad, have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.
The adventures of a charismatic band of animal characters in the English countryside. One of the best loved stories of all time.
Mole is happy with his life until, one day, in the middle of spring-cleaning, he emerges from his hole at Mole End and starts meandering around the English countryside. Everything is new for the simple but stalwart Mole. Never before has he seen a river, taken a boat ride, or encountered the woods.
"A beautifully written children's classic"
The River Rat, Mole, Otter and Badger display more than human kindness and patience when they become involved in Toad's wild schemes and escapades. You loved it as a child. We think that you still will.
The adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall. The Wind in the Willows appeals to both children and adults, but for different reasons. Children love the zany Toad of Toad Hall and his frantic escapades. Adults appreciate the lyrical, superlatively wistful descriptions of the rustic English landscape.
"Wind in the Willows Still Hits a Home Run"
Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this special dramatisation for BBC Radio 4 including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole, and Terence Rigby as Albert with Alan Bennett as the narrator. A wonderful, highly-acclaimed dramatic performance of a classic novel.
"Charming - Not just for kids"
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, tells the story of Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and Toad. The story takes place along a peaceful riverbank surrounded by lush meadows. Mole is originally from a neighboring meadow, but one fine spring day he ventures away from his home and finds the magical life of the river awaiting him. Mole quickly becomes fast friends with Water Rat, a polite and civilized creature who invites Mole to live with him while he teaches Mole the secrets of river life.
First published in 1908, The Wind in the Willows belongs to a golden age of children’s book. These charming tales of the riverbank, describing the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger, and their irrepressible but conceited friend, Toad of Toad Hall, have become classics loved as much, perhaps, by adults as by children.
This much-beloved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure...and adventure pursues them! The chief characters - Mole, Rat, and Toad - generally lead upbeat and happy lives, but their tales are leavened with moments of terror, homesickness, awe, madcap antics, and derring-do.
When shy Mole ventures from his new home on the River Bank, he meets friendly Rat, gruff Badger and rich, crazy Toad. The 4 soon become friends and embark on rollicking adventures, from lazy picnics to wild motor-car rides to war with the Weasels. The Wind in the Willows began as a bedtime story that its author, Kenneth Grahame, told to his 4-year-old son. The tale quickly became one of the best-loved children's stories of all time.
"Terrible Audio Quality"
Il vento tra i salici (The Wind in the Willows) è un classico della letteratura per l’infanzia pubblicato nel 1908. I protagonisti sono Rospo, Tasso, Talpa, che rappresentano la società rurale inglese dell'epoca. L'autore, Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) lo scrisse per il figlio che soffriva di gravi problemi di salute e che morì poi suicida a venti anni. Nel 1909 Grahame si licenziò poi dalla carica di segretario della Banca d'Ighilterra.
The Wind in the Willows is a book for those "who keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides." So wrote Kenneth Grahame of his timeless tale of Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad, in their lyrical world of gurgling rivers and whispering reeds, a world that is both beautiful and benevolently ordered. But it is also a world threatened by dark forces.
"All Time Childhood Favorite"
Weasels purchase Mole's underground home from wealthy landowner Mr.Toad. Mole and Ratty must fight to get his home back from the evil weasels. Richard Goolden, Norman Shelley, Tony Church, and Patrick Wymark star in Kenneth Grahame's classic tale featuring Mole, Ratty, and Toad.
"A classic performance."