Wind in the Willows

Written by:
Kenneth Grahame
Narrated by:
A Full Cast , David Thorn

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2003
6 hours 48 minutes
Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written.

Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger are emotional, vibrant and fully realized characters with their own share of flaws and virtues. They become loyal friends and meet strange and wonderful characters along their journey.

The magical fantasy 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.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 01: The River Bank
Chapter 02: The Open Road
Chapter 03: The Wild Wood
Chapter 04: Mr. Badger
Chapter 05: Dulce Domum
Chapter 06: Mr. Toad
Chapter 07: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Chapter 08: Toad'S Adventures
Chapter 09: Wayfarers All
Chapter 10: The Further Adventures Of Toad
Chapter 11: ""Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears""
Chapter 12: The Return Of Ulysses

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a children's novelist and bank executive, with a long a successful career at the Bank of England.

Grahame was born in Scotland, but after the death of his mother when he was five, went to live with his grandmother in a charming country village in Berkshire, England.

Grahame and his siblings had an idyllic childhood, their surroundings inspired the setting for The Wind in the Willows. Grahame's writing career was inspired by the stories he told his beloved only child, who suffered poor health his very short life.

Reviews for Alcazar AudioWorks' production of The Wind in the Willows
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!
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Having read the book several times over the years, one gets to know the characters very well. The main narrator is extremely good, however the voice who portrays Mr Mole (with the most grating American accent) does not portray his 'meek and mild' character but more as a whinging one. Ratty, Mr Badger and Mr Toad are all very good indeed. Once again,All the characters with the insidious America twang are almost unbearable. But I soldiered on and enjoyed these otherwise annoying points. A JOLLY GOOD READ.

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