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Author: Kenneth Grahame Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2017 ISBN: 9781538506639
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The Golden Age is a collection of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood, notable for their conception of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult “Olympians” who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young—a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

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  • “One of the few books which are well-nigh too praiseworthy for praise.”

    Algernon Charles Swinburne, Daily Chronicle (London)

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About the Author

Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932), Scottish-born author, was raised by his grandmother in Berkshire, England, along the banks of the Thames River. He began working at the Bank of England in 1879. As a pastime, he wrote light nonfiction and articles for newspapers. The Wind in the Willows, originally written as letters to his son, established him as a writer of children’s books and had a deep influence on fantasy literature.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.