• The River Bank: A Sequel to Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'

  • By: Kij Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kij Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit.

Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Nebula awards. She has taught writing and has worked at Dark Horse, Microsoft and Real Networks. She has run bookstores, worked as a radio announcer and engineer, edited cryptic crosswords and waitressed in a strip bar.

©2017 Small Beer Press (P)2017 Spoken Word Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Johnson's language is beautiful, her descriptions of setting visceral, and her characters compellingly drawn." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Johnson would fit quite comfortably on a shelf with Karen Russell, Erin Morgenstern and others who hover in the simultaneous state of being both "literary" and "fantasy writers." - Shelf Awareness

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Terrible!

The author takes a forceful view of the original text as sexist. Too much for me, a 57 year old feminist

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Bout Time!

How did it take so long for someone to make a sequel to this book The Wind and The Willows. This is awesome!

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Been waiting years for something like this to come out. Thank you, Kij Johnson. Great addition to the world of The River Bank.

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Really Great

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Kij Johnson has done it again. What an incredibly authentic sequel to The Wind and The Willows. Grahame would be proud.

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KIJ JOHNSON RULES!

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What a magical sequel to Wind and the Willows. Really captures all the magic. Can't believe it's not the same author. 5 STARS!

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  • chris s.
  • 08-09-18

The river Bank Kij Johnson

A very good audiobook I was a bit unsure about the wind in the Willow's with a female mole and rabbit but it was completely right and followed on from the original perfectly. Absolutely perfect, bought a hard copy of the book also.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-22

It's a British story!

Having the story read by American accent, really put me off. I know she's the author, but she should have been humble and had it narrated by a Brit.
She's done a reasonable job with the story line.