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  • The Wind in the Willows

  • By: Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged (but dramatized)

  • By Yunae on 03-30-12

awful casting /characterisation

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-16

actor who reads the mole destroys this whole reading/audio book. couldn't listen beyond 5 mins. waste of money - get a different version.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy

  • By: Avram Davidson
  • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95

This invaluable collection of Avram Davidson's resonant, witty short stories describes some incidents in the career of many-times-Doctor Engelbert Eszterhazy, loyal subject of the Triune Monarchy of Scythia- Pannonia-Transbalkania, located in a 19th-century Europe whose political landscape will be, after a little reflection, familiar to most fantasy listeners. Enquire with Doctor Eszterhazy into curious matters: the lurley, the old woman who lived with a bear, gingerbread men, dancing goats, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comedies of Culture, Religion, Science, and Magic

  • By Jefferson on 08-20-13

such a shame...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-12

What disappointed you about The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy?

This is such a complicated story to listen to, there are so many created words, that it is extremely difficult to follow what is happening, and the narrator speaks so fast that I needed to slow it down to try and follow what was happening.

Any additional comments?

I'm sure I'd like it if I could read the book, but having a lot of trouble getting a copy!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful