The Trumpet of the Swan

  • by E.B. White
  • Narrated by E.B. White
  • 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Louis is a Trumpeter Swan, but he has no voice. Though he is frightened when his father explains to him that he is different from the other cygnets, Louis is resourceful and determined. Leaving his wild and beautiful home, he finds a young human friend, Sam Beaver, who helps him learn to read and write. When he returns to the lake, Louis discovers his education isn't enough: the beautiful swan he loves, Serena, can't read his declarations of love, and he can't trumpet them. Louis' resolution to win the swan of his desire launches him on an adventure that will take him far from home and lead where fate and love have a few surprises in store. With humor and lyric beauty, E.B. White tells a timeless tale of love, courage, and freedom that will capture the imagination of every listener.

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What the Critics Say

"In his New England drawl, E.B. White captures our imagination with his splendid reading of his classic children's tale." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Perfect first audio book for kids

We loved this book. It got us through a long road trip to grandma's, and now the kids listen to it at home in the living room. It's read by E.B. White, and he is wonderful. And its a great story. I have a five and almost three year old. The five year old LOVES it, the three year old is okay with it. I enjoyed it too, and it definitely made the car ride nicer for everyone. The first part is slow, but so worth it. Now I just need to find another one for our next trip . . .
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- Tamara Schneider

Excellent book!

The story of Louis and his trumpet was riveting for both the adults and the children in our car while listening to this on vacation. E.B. White's voice is especially soothing and we thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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- Suzanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2006
  • Publisher: Listening Library