The Wind in the Willows

  • by Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by Mary Woods
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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: "the Terror of the Wild Wood" with its "wicked little faces" and "glances of malice and hatred", and defended by the mysterious Piper at the Gates of Dawn.In the end, Grahame triumphantly succeeds in conveying his most precious theme: the miracle of loyalty and friendship.

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What the Critics Say

"Readers young and old exult in The Wind in the Willows. It is a classic according to Ezra Pound's definition, because it possesses 'an eternal and irrepressible freshness'." (Anne Lunden, Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Poor narrator for traditional English story

What would have made The Wind in the Willows better?

Clearly narrated by ENGLISHMAN


What did you like best about this story?

The original. Story is brilliant , spoilt by female narrator


How could the performance have been better?

Good English diction by man as the original story was told, you can,t mess around with traditional stories


What character would you cut from The Wind in the Willows?

NONE, how can you even write this????


Any additional comments?

You cannot improve on the original

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- Shirley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.