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By Erin on 11-05-12
A beautifully written children's classic
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this audiobook. As a child, I had the pleasure of having many classics of children's literature read to me by my best friend's mother who was an actress with a lovely British accent. Listening to this audiobook recaptured this lovely childhood experience. This is a story with a lot of very clear characters and the narrator does a great job clearly creating them with her voice.
What other book might you compare The Wind in the Willows to and why?
I might compare this book to Watership Down, which is another beautifully written work for young people that is just as enjoyable when you revisit it as an adult. Both novels imagine a human like society amongst animals. The animals in The Wind and The Willows are much more human and it is fun to imagine that toads and rats and moles and badgers secretly keep little houses with pantires and cozy fireplaces.
Which character – as performed by Shelly Frasier – was your favorite?
My favourite character was Toad. Shelly Frasier really went all out in creating the highs of his conceit and the lows of his self deprication.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book made me laugh a lot. The characters are so fully themselves and really a lot like people that you know in real life.
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