From an idyllic riverside picnic to a snowy encounter in the Wild Wood, and from poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new motor car to battling the massed ranks of Stoats, Weasels, and Ferrets in a battle for Toad Hall, there's never a dull moment when they are all together!
In his own inimitable style, Alan Bennett gives voice to each and every character in Kenneth Grahame's beguiling novel.
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The Wind in the Willows is one of the greatest ever children's classics (with 'Alice', 'Pooh','Tom Sawyer', 'Narnia' and 'the Hobbit'. OK, there are others.....), although it has been accused of sentimentality, anthropomorphism and even of class distinction! Forget all that - it's wonderful: beautifully written, romantic, funny and exciting, with animal heroes more real than many humans. And this reading is the best on the market- Bennett is gentle,dry, whimsical and as appealing to adults as he is to very small children. If you're looking for the definitive reading, to take children from baby books through to literature, this is the one. My own daughter listened to it from age four, and came home from her post-graduate college recently shouting 'Where's my tape of Wind in the Willows?'
Alan Bennetts voice, just love him
Memories of having this read to me by my father
What is not to love
Yes Warm safe and cosy
Alan Bennett's narration of this novel is a delightful rendition. He brings the language to life with fantastic characterizations and the irrepressible smile in his voice. I'm addicted!
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