The Wind in the Willows

  • by Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by Chris MacDonnell
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This quintessentially English novel is considered by many to be a masterpiece of storytelling. Set for the most part on a riverbank in rural England, against a backdrop of social, agricultural, and industrial change typical of the early 20th century, Kenneth Grahame's portrayal of the anthropomorphic characters (which include Mole, Ratty, Badger, Otter, and, of course, the incorrigible Mr. Toad) is imaginative, lyrical, and without doubt uniquely humorous. Above all, in this work, the writer strikes a deep and resonant chord of human emotions. There are other audio versions of The Wind in the Willows; however, this rendering brings a fresh, clear, and enthusiastic narration inspired by a lifelong affection for the book.


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Great Listen and a Great Story

This is a wonderful classic tale and the narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. There are a few options for narrators to choose from, but I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than Chris MacDonnell. His accent and character deliveries are on point, and feel perfectly in place within the narrative.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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- Sam Elliot

Excellent Performance of a Brilliant Classic

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Chris MacDonnell is a talented narrator with a great voice. He's easy to listen to and does a great job of bringing each character to life. I especially loved his meek little mole and pretentious, bossy Toad.
This is one of my all-time favourite stories and one I have read to myself multiple times over the years. I am delighted with this audio version. Chris's performance kept me engaged to a point where I just wanted to listen. I didn't want to be multitasking and doing other things whilst wearing my headphones. I kept sitting down to enjoy it. A good storyteller will do that for you!
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- Pearl Hewitt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2017
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