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.
"My favorate read version of the willows!"
This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.
"Love this collection!"
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"
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)"
The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.
"A Bookish Boy, a Lazy Dragon, an Equable Knight"
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.
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"
The adventures of a charismatic band of animal characters in the English countryside. One of the best loved stories of all time.
These are the exploits of Toad and the efforts of his friends, Ratty, Mole, Badger, and Otter, to control the rascal.
When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.
"Wonderful narration, not the full text though..."
Alcazar AudioWorks Presents A Children's Listening Library. This compilation includes nursery rhymes, fairy tales, animal stories, poetry and legends, something to enchant every young listener.
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 is a longtime favorite story that centers around the animal citizens of an English riverbank. Each animal has a different personality, from easy-going Mole to water-loving Ratty, to the wise and wiley Badger, the spoiling-for-a-fight Weasels, and of course boastful Toad, the owner of splendid Toad Hall, who has too much money and too little sense to know what to do with it. The education of Toad by his well-meaning friends provides a good lesson.
This is a story from the Dragon Tales collection.
A peaceful, poetic dragon is befriended by a book-loving boy and they spend many wonderful days together high up in the hills, until one day, when the townsfolk find out that there's a dragon on their doorstep and call in a dragonslayer to help them! The Reluctant Dragon is a classic story from the author of The Wind in the Willows, about a dragon and a knight who don't want to fight, a town that desperately wants them to, and a boy who tries to bring them all together.
An entertaining selection of stories to get you in the mood, including “The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry, “The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame, “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”by L. Frank Baum and “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
"...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"
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.
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.