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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26,836 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E.B. White Narrator: E.B. White Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akanksha Gogi | 2/15/2014

    " It was a nice book. Showing that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. It is an inspiration to all ages. A to-read book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna :D | 2/15/2014

    " It is about a swan who can't talk and he tries to find an way the he can talk with the help of his human friend, Sam. it is a really good story. I would recommend it to EVERYONE!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melodie Walker | 2/8/2014

    " I don't know why but I've always loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Fredman | 2/6/2014

    " It brought tears to my eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin Heath | 1/26/2014

    " I thought the book was well written and clean in its content. However, I found myself expecting something to happen throughout the book. When I got to the end and nothing had happened, I was disappointed. It was pretty boring overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Marcott | 1/25/2014

    " I read this out loud to my kids. They loved it and couldn't wait to read it every night before bed. It was fun to learn about swans and look up real life places referenced in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/19/2014

    " Love the time and place in this book. I want to live there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 1/16/2014

    " i think this is one of EB White's best. it's been a long time since i've read it, but i remember it being really good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/16/2014

    " When I was a little girl, my Daddy read this to me. Honestly, I don't remember a whole lot of the story, but I remember sitting on my bed with my Dad and listening to him read it. And for that, I love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 brandon | 12/23/2013

    " a true classic. love them swans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 10/31/2013

    " Read this in elementary school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zarakoda | 7/23/2013

    " I hardly remember this book, it has been such a very long time since I read it. Still, I remember distinctly liking this novel the best of all of White's novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 7/6/2013

    " Hm, I just had to read this because it was one of my favorite "ugly duckling" tales with a huge twist. I loved it so much, that I read it about four times in fourth grade! My interpretation of the story: the tale of the "ugly duckling" taken to a whole new level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Mefferd | 3/9/2013

    " Very good book. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Syd | 3/3/2013

    " One of my favorite books from my childhood. A young boy makes scientific observations about a couple of trumpeter swans, how could I not love that? One of their offspring, however, cannot trumpet, so the boy eventually gets him a real trumpet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoss | 2/9/2013

    " I loved this book. I checked this book out from my school library, then renewed it. I checked it out from the city library, then renewed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Swain | 11/6/2012

    " My favorite book as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Wescott | 9/15/2012

    " I read this yesterday, just because the kids had it sitting out. Loved it in the 3rd grade. This time the cob's ramblings slightly annoyed me. I give it a three this time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rory | 7/3/2012

    " Louis is one of my favorite characters ever. The Boston setting is just the cherry on the top. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 5/6/2012

    " The Trumpet Of The Swan is an amazing book. I think I could read this one again without a problem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 1/16/2012

    " I love this book, we read it as a class in 3rd grade! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 12/2/2011

    " Gets 4 out of 5 stars only because nothing can beat Charlotte's Web. Nothing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/23/2011

    " Better than I remembered! It's an extremely creative story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 5/14/2011

    " I love The Trumpet of the Swan. I am currently reading this book to my junior high literature class. It's my favorite book; my students put up with me as I read them my favorite book of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/8/2011

    " I read this to the boys. We all really liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/6/2011

    " The first book I ever read cover to cover. Must read in my opinion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 5/2/2011

    " It was an ok book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 5/2/2011

    " Warren's favorite. I read as a girl too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 4/27/2011

    " Classic children's book. A little drawn out for me. But I did enjoy the messages of love, sacrifice and friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 4/26/2011

    " omg this book is TOTALLY awesome!!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 4/19/2011

    " Read this to my girls and we all really liked it. I loved the message of overcoming physical challenges and I think the message was provided in a way that my kids could understand (it also provided a great opener for discussions too...which was especially helpful for my middle child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 4/18/2011

    " I loved this book. I definitely think this book would be great to read outloud to children of almost any age. I am a huge fan of E.B. White so that is the main reason I chose to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 4/9/2011

    " This is my favorite "chapter book". My second grade teacher gave to me (why, I don't remember). It is the touching story of a swan that is a little different from the other swans: he can't talk. A wonderful story; I've read it several times--a good read for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine | 4/4/2011

    " This book was my favorite book as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 4/3/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books as a child. I remember reading this so many times, and it never got old. This is a classic in my eyes. :) "

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