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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Customer Reviews

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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

A Classic and an Enjoyment

What did you love best about The Wind in the Willows?

I like listening to a classic. I love the storytelling approach to the various adventures going on with the various characters of Toad, Rate, Mole. It's fun to have the humans thrown in there as well. I vaguely remember reading from this book as a child. It was fun to listen to it as an adult. Wow...lot's going on and beautifully written by Mr. Grahame. Reminds me that I need to look up more of his works. Thanks!

Which scene was your favorite?

I thoroughly enjoyed Toad's car adventure. I just kept shaking my head. He is just such a funny character and doesn't learn his lesson or realize what wonderful 'friends' he meets along the way.

Any additional comments?

In my opinion, this book is meant to be enjoyed over a long period of time. Just like when you were a kid and looked forward to those 30-60min with your parent at bedtime to discover what will happen next. Mr. MacDonnell's storytelling was a pleasure to listen to and I enjoyed how he played up the various characters (especially Toad).

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you.

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- Tiasdolls

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2017
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