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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (62,265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth Grahame, More Narrator: Nigel Anthony, Nigel Lambert, James Saxon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1997 ISBN: 9781101082508
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This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today!
•Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to life
•Filled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all ages
•Great first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparents
•Beautiful story and unforgettable characters Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • It is what I call a Household Book . . . a book which everybody in the household loves, and quotes continually ever afterwards; a book which is read aloud to every new guest. A. A. Milne

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isobel | 2/19/2014

    " I wanted to like this book because it is a children's classic but the chapters didn't really connect and I didn't care for Toads adventures. I love Mole and Rat and Badger but it just wasn't enough "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 2/18/2014

    " This BBC radio broadcast of Wind in the Willows, adapted for production by playwright Alan Bennett, is perfectly delightful. One wishes one could have seen the stage production. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/18/2014

    " Read with James my baby son "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Nichols | 2/13/2014

    " Slow and sweet and wonderful. I loved Mole and Rat and Badger. I found Toad to be an irritating blowhard, but I think you're supposed to. A nice little book to curl up with when you're in the mood to read something, but don't want it to be too long, too involved or complicated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dierdra Byrd | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book as a child! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronda | 2/7/2014

    " I have loved this book every time I've read it, whether as a child or as an adult reading it with my children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andreaiu | 1/26/2014

    " I think this might be a good step-up for kids who love the Frog and Toad books. Old-fashioned in a way that may not translate well today. Or I could just have an allergy to anthropomorphized animal books for middle-grade readers (besides Charlotte's Web, that is). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 1/21/2014

    " A pastoral English story of warm friendship amidst the beauty of the natural world. This read to me as a child and I just finished reading it out loud to my wife as we fell asleep. The familiar story was comforting, and while the characters were hilarious and noble while sometimes selfish and dangerous, the underlying mystique of friendship and the excitement of adventure were still there. Highly recommended. "

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

    " My favorite book as a kid. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara Cole | 1/1/2014

    " I am attempting to read this to my kids ... I am loving it but I think my kids need to a be a bit older to enjoy it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arne Ojala | 11/30/2013

    " There is nothing , absolute nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimi | 11/29/2013

    " this was a entertaing book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ros | 10/25/2013

    " A joyful dip into a classic I read as a child... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darrin | 10/18/2013

    " Wow, I never read this as a child, my only exposure was from Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland. What an amazing book. Just finished reading this book to my five-year-old son. We both loved it. A wonderful story, such expressive writing. Great characters. I'll be reading this again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob N | 1/8/2013

    " love it every kid should hear this one out loud! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 12/15/2012

    " One of my favourite childhood books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 9/3/2012

    " While I appreciate the book as a classic, it just isn't my style. I tend to not enjoy excessive description and for whatever reason, the old school British novels are never my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Stutzman | 6/19/2012

    " such a piece of my childhood I really love toad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 5/29/2012

    " A sweet book I read whilst being "the judge" in a play version of Toad of Toad Hall "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Missie | 10/26/2011

    " I didn't read this book as a child and maybe that is why I didn't like it. It was more of a series of short stories with the same characters and it put me to sleep (which is rare for me while I read). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 7/28/2011

    " This book is so beautifullly written, no wonder it's a classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 6/24/2011

    " A favourite book from childhood - a big influence in my life that gave me a love of rivers and messing about with boats! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie-shea | 5/11/2011

    " I can't wait to read this to my kids and grandkids! "

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

    " Loved this one as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/4/2011

    " I listened to an audio version of this, and found it somewhat entertaining. The best chapters are those with the toad.

    Fine book for children (advanced reading level), lots of lessons that can be learned, though they use "ass" about 12 times. "

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

    " A classic. Every bit as good when reading it in my adult life as it was in my youth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 5/3/2011

    " water rat mole toad and all fun childrens story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/30/2011

    " Where have I been all my life? I had never read this book and didn't know what I was missing! The whimsical descriptions, the characters, and the charming pastoral setting make it a delightful escape. I can only wish I had read it as a kid; guess reading it now is the next best thing! "

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

    " Mine is a leather bound issue, part of a collection Dalmatian Press released in 2004. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janosch | 4/26/2011

    " Fantastische Welt. Tolle Charaktere und vieles zu entdecken in dieser Geschichte. Lässt sich schwer beschreiben, sollte man erlebt haben. Für jedes Alter geeignet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 4/17/2011

    " Such a cute story... could read it over and over again. and it would be a quick read if I didn't read it on my phone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 4/14/2011

    " I never read this as a kid, but I kind of wish I had. I loved books about animals that were pretty much people (Redwall, anyone?) and this was really good. The characters were funny and the book made me laugh pretty much throughout. "

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About the Author
Author Kenneth Grahame

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 Narrators

Nigel Anthony is best known for his extensive broadcasts for BBC radio as a leading actor and for his Earphones Award–winning audio narrations. He has also appeared many times on television in series such as Casualty and Coronation Street, while on the stage he has appeared in Sick Dictators and Ghosts and has worked with Alan Ayckbourn and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nigel Lambert has appeared in Doctor Who, Bergerac, and Heartbeat. A frequent narrator for audiobooks and television, he provided the narration for Look Around You, a parody of educational science programs.

James Saxon’s (1955–2003) long acting career included roles in such television series as Doctor Who, Tales from the Crypt, and Vanity Fair.