• by Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists.We attribute their success to two facts: first, Ransome is a great storyteller and, second, he clearly writes from first-hand experience. Independence and initiative are qualities any child can understand, and every volume in this collection celebrates these virtues.Swallowdale (originally published in 1931) is the second title in Arthur Ransome's classic series for children, for grownups, for anyone captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. It follows the Walker family and friends through a shipwreck, a camp on the mainland, a secret valley and cave, and a thrilling mountain hike.All 12 novels in the Swallows and Amazons series have been brought to life in the US in print by David R. Godine, Publisher.


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Swallowdale is my favorite book in the Swallows and Amazons series. This reading is well done. Enjoy!
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- Gregory W. Edwards

Pure magic transports you to another place and time

My 8 year old daughter was captivated by this story. She says it was fun and she enjoyed the suspense and the use of all the sailing terminology even though she knows nothing about sailing. She felt like she was there and that she was Titty. She can't wait to listen to others in the series. I loved listening too as we listened in the car each day. I was sometimes tempted to listen when she wasn't with me. These stories take you to a wonderful idyllic childhood.
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- Clair

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-22-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios