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The Wind in the Willows

Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
Series: The Wind in the Willows, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

The adventures of a charismatic band of animal characters in the English countryside. One of the best loved stories of all time.

Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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Wanted a British version!

Not a fan of the American monotone narrator! Nothing like the crisp English accented stories I remember listening to as a child.

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Wind in the Willows

If you could sum up The Wind in the Willows in three words, what would they be?

This book is worth reading again and again. The reading is so good you can almost see the places

What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions are so good you can almost see the houses and places

Have you listened to any of Curtis Sisco’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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A great story badly read.

The narrator is unable to pronounce English as written. He lacks the rhyme and emphasis the story deserves. It is very poor when compared with the earlier BBC version. Sadly I can't recommend it as it is not up to the expected standard.

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Sadly poor

A wonderful story completely ruined by an American accent with no theatrical ability and no inflection

A true waste of money

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The wrong accent

What would have made The Wind in the Willows better?

Being read by a more acceptable accent

What did you like best about this story?

The story is fine and traditional

How could the performance have been better?

By being read in a more acceptable accent

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  • Irene Henderson
  • 14-01-19

American accent and pronounciation

Please narrators, use correct pronunciation. Quay is not pronounced "Qway", correct way to say this word is "key". I prefer to hear UK accents particularly for British writers, it took a while to tune in to the American accent. Should have listened to a sample before purchasing. Lovely story and good characterisation by Curtis Sisco

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  • Sparkly
  • 30-08-12

disappointed

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I was disappointed by this classic. While imaginative, and lots of good imagery, the overall message is mixed up.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Not had Toad get away with his crimes.

What about Curtis Sisco’s performance did you like?

Easy to understand,

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Holly
  • 20-02-12

A well loved classic

Lazy summer days before entering the adult world of responsibility. A picnic joined by friends and not over run by ants. The Wind in the Willows brought back some of the best of childhood without bringing all that angst and hassle laying under the surface for most of us.

Relax and enjoy Mole, Rat, and even Mr Toad as they explore life, the English countryside and stretch the boundaries of their world. This children's classic is for more than children. And running about 6 hours, it is one of the best bargains for your money you can find (just buy it and save your credits for a book that is expensive).

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  • Mary M Mossing
  • 13-09-19

A Children’s Book for Adults

This is a beautifully written story for children but more so for adults. The animals have distinct personalities and human traits found in many people. The animals adventures are fun loving and at times surprising. I found it quite entertaining and a nice change from my normal choice of books.

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  • Mary E.
  • 27-04-19

Too complex language for children

I boss is thinking it will be good as a bedtime story for my grandchildren ages eight going on nine and 10 going on 11. The complex without words went over their heads even though they are very good students. This is an adult addition which I did not realize.

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  • S. Taylor
  • 23-02-19

A wonderful story from time past.

Having read,this book many, many years ago as a lad, when I came across it one day in its audible format. I wanted to listen to it this time, thus my purchase and this revie. Disneyland used to have a ride named Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, which was my wife's favorite ride, even as an adult. I had urged her for years to read the book to understand what the ride all was about. She finally read it, discovered the delight of the tale, and our library has a copy or two to loan out to our grandkids, when they are old enough.

Whatever you do, get this entertaining story; be it for your kids to listen to on a long dive, or while sick and bored, or for your own listening enjoyment. No matter the reason, get it (in audible, Kindle, hardcover or soft cover form), and enter the lives of everyday animals in the world of make believe!

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  • Nikki R.
  • 26-01-19

Fantastic narrative for a classic story

Such a wonderful story and Curtis Sisco narrates it beautifully! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Antigone2
  • 16-01-19

Great Book Well Performed

I had forgotten how much I loved this book as a child. The performance was perfect.