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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Algernon Blackwood Narrator: Nick Sampson Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Perhaps Blackwood’s most celebrated story, The Willows was influenced heavily by his own trips down the Danube River. It tells the story of two campers who are on a canoe trip down the Danube, the sense of a looming threat following them. When darkness falls, they pick the wrong place to sleep for the night—a place where another dimension impinges on our own.


American horror author H. P. Lovecraft considered this story to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature.
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  • “Here art and restraint in narrative reach their very highest development, and an impression of lasting poignancy is produced without a single strained passage or a single false note.”

    H. P. Lovecraft

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patra | 2/20/2014

    " This author writes beautifully. It's one of those books that's like eating dessert. The only downer is some of the details confused me - like what type of world do these animals live in? Toad, at one point, was as large as a human, which doesn't feel very consistent with the rest of the story. Since it's a children's book these details would probably not matter to a child. It's definitely one I will read with my little boy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracy | 2/17/2014

    " Very quaint and enjoyable, full of quintessential British countryside sentimentalism. I do love animal books, especially illustrated ones. Strangely enough, I've never seen the animation, but I'm glad to have read the original stories, which were surprisingly thoughtful despite its intended audience for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pauline Toohey | 2/16/2014

    " Wow. Such beautiful phrasing. Wow. Nothing more to say! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doug Williams | 2/12/2014

    " Terrifying in the same manner as Lovecraft. "

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About the Author
Author Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) led a rich and varied life. Storyteller, mystic, adventurer, and radio and television personality, he is best remembered for his two superlative horror stories, “The Willows” and “The Wendigo.” But in his lifetime he wrote over 150 stories, at least a dozen novels, two plays, and quite a few children’s books as well. By the time of his death, he had become one of the greatest writers of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century.