The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Here is the Earphone award winning AudioFile magazine review:

Award-winning narrator Simon Vance has the perfect English accent for this 1908 classic featuring four anthropomorphized friends: Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. Vance’s character voices are gently nuanced–discernible without distracting from the considerable descriptive prose that embellishes this tale of friendship and adventure along the riverbank at edge of the Wild Wood. He brings long passages to life, rapturously capturing the mood when Rat hears the mysterious piping of the demigod Pan or when Mole smells the urgent call of his underground home. Only the arrogant Toad is unmoved by the pastoral setting. Vance lustily sings Toad’s self-congratulatory songs as he experiences wild escapes from motor cars. Vance’s Badger is suitably gruff but kindly as he and his companions strive to rein in Mr. Toad. L.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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One Response to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

  1. Barbara March 9, 2018 at 8:17 am #

    YAY! Can’t wait to listen! I have this book, all dog eared, read and re-read, given to me 70 years ago.

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