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The Wind in the Willows Radio/TV Program

The Wind in the Willows

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The enchanting tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad, read by Emmy Award winner Sir Derek Jacobi. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.

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    AK47 28/08/2016
    AK47 28/08/2016
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    "Brilliantly narrated by Sir Derek, a real treat!"

    Having never been inclined to want to read the book, Sir Derek breathes such life into the characters with his brilliant narrative, I was riveted throughout the whole story. Excellent, I'd recommend for all ages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. C. J. Hale Edinburgh 27/10/2017
    Mrs. C. J. Hale Edinburgh 27/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Too Abridged"

    Derek Jacobi is brilliant, naturally, one would not expect anything else. However this is not a long book and there is absolutely no need to abridge it. It is not as if it is dramatised where you might expect it to be adapted by a scriptwriter. So very good but not enough of it. The balance of the story has been so affected the spirit is lost.

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  • Julia P
    08/02/10
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    "Wonderful narration, not the full text though..."

    Being a fan of Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, I was pleased to find this reading my Derek Jacobi! He does a lovely job of narrating and capturing the various character's personalities. I was only saddend to find out (due to not paying attention) that this is not the full text of the book, but a 1hr condenced dramatized version. I would love to hear Jacobi read the full book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • John Scott
    Oregon
    14/08/17
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    "What a treasure!"

    I grew up with the stories of Ratty, Badger, Mole and, of course, Toad. I have named all my houses "Toad Hall" to remind me that life is meant to be enjoyed and friends are the salt to keep the flavor fresh and fun. At 67, I suppose I should become stodgy and earnest, but what's the point? Derek Jacobi relates the tale the way it was meant to be and I have found yet another reason to appreciate his mountainous talent. Great thanks to all involved in this treasure.

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  • Nora Rowland
    Lodi, CA USA
    03/10/14
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    "Love this story"
    What did you love best about The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised)?

    It was lovely listening to all the different voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised)?

    Rat and Mole being on the River


    What does Sir Derek Jacobi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His ability to change from character to character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would've loved to but it's not feasible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    Hyde Park, VT, United States
    01/01/10
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    "Always great."

    Have loved this book since I was a child and to hear it read to me once again, now I'm old, well, was simply delightful. Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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