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3.00003212025825 out of 53.00003212025825 out of 53.00003212025825 out of 53.00003212025825 out of 53.00003212025825 out of 5 3.00 (62,266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth Grahame Narrator: Shelly Frasie Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mole was happy with his life until one day, in the middle of spring cleaning, he emerges from his hole at Mole End and starts meandering the English countryside. Everything is new for the simple but stalwart mole. Never before had he seen a river, taken a boat ride, or encountered the woods. 

But this is nothing compared to what awaits him when he gets tangled up in the escapades of the indomitable Mr. Toad, the society-hating Badger of Wild Wood, and the easy-going Water Rat! Motorcars, gypsies, jailbreaks, and a weasel rebellion are all in store for these intrepid animals. Beyond mischievous life adventures, the story conveys the typical turn of twentieth-century life in Britain and the struggle between the noisy, common way of life and the genteel.

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  • “Narrator Shelly Frasier’s clear, pleasant voice carefully distinguishes [Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger]…The naughty toad is her best creation—she seems to understand his dreamy but destructive love of motor cars completely.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma Stockdale | 2/19/2014

    " "The mole never heard a word he was saying. Absorbed in the new life he was entering upon, intoxicated with the sparkle, the ripple, the scents and the sounds and the sunlight, he trailed a paw in the water and dreamed long waking dreams." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan Soeltner | 2/19/2014

    " Marvelous, extraordinary. Escape to another world and in the end wishing you could stay. Embellished characters fanciful personalities, and enough adventure to keep you very busy. I will have an old copy of this book in my library forever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew Higgins | 2/18/2014

    " Really enjoyed re-reading for the survey of Victorian and Edwardian fantasy and children's literature I am doing for my work on the early J.R.R. Tolkien. There are definitely some interesting parallels to be drawn between Grahame and Tolkien and the Piper at the Gates of Dawn connection to Tolkien's Tinfang Warble in The Book of Lost Tales is worth, and will be, pursued. Highly enjoyable! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

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