• The Trumpet of the Swan

  • By: E.B. White
  • Narrated by: E.B. White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-04-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • 4.7 (279 ratings)

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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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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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By Tamara Schneider on 10-28-08

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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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