• The Trumpet of the Swan

  • By: E.B. White
  • Narrated by: E.B. White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-04-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (326 ratings)

Regular price: $23.93

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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.
©1970 E.B. White (P)1992 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 10-20-07

Rediscover a forgotten classic

Why this book doesn't get much mention or attention is beyond my comprehension. Of his three children's novels, this one is the best.

If you enjoyed Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web, you will definitely enjoy this one, too. We are very fortunate to have the author read this timeless classic of love, friendship, and conquering the difficulties of life. The animated film version that was done a few years ago doesn't do justice to this wonderful book.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Suzanne on 10-22-07

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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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