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Mole, Rat, and Badger are Toad's dearest friends even as the aristocratic amphibian's wastrel ways get him into trouble. After being arrested and sentenced to jail, he returns to his ancestral home of Toad Hall to find it overrun with stoats and weasels from the Wild Wood. But his friends haven't abandoned him yet. In fact, they've conspired to help drive the villainous vermin from his home.

Embracing themes of empathy and friendship under the most trying conditions, The Wind in the Willows follows the journey of its anthropomorphic characters through the changing seasons of the English countryside while providing life lessons that have endured for generations.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Wind in the Willows, this edition of The Wind in the Willows (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Favorite story, favorite narrator!

I listen to this version repeatedly. Simon Vance brings the characters to life just as they seem in my mind. And this tale never gets old. Loved it since childhood. An all-around treasure!

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Mo wonder this book is a classic

I highly recommend this wonderful performance by Simon Vance, my absolute favorite reader. . I will listen again - something I rarely do.

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Great Classic

Wonderful stories presented perfectly by the narrator.

I've listened to this more than once. It's appeal just can't be outgrown.

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a total delight!

I never read it as a child, but wish I had! I would have adored it, as I do now. The narration is wonderful too!

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Delightful Classic Well Told

I can't believe I have waited 43 years to read Wind on the Willows. A delightful story with in-depth characters and vivid descriptions. The descriptions of nature draw the reader into the scene masterfully without being overwhelming or tedious. The personalities and interactions of the animal friends are well developed and excellent examples of what true friendship looks like. This book is much more than a children's story! The narrator was excellent- just the right voicing for each character and smooth reading.

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Tales of incredible animals.

Beautifully read. I have always loved to listen to and watch anything in regards to the wind in the willows.

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Truly the best

This is one of my favorite stories of all time and I just love the eloquent writing of Kenneth Grahame. He makes me wish I could be there with Mole and Rat on one of their adventures and the narration by Simon Vance is top notch, the best really.

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Enjoyable

Lovely adventures and cute characters. I love pretty much anything perfomed by Simon Vance. #Friends #Animals #Adventures #Childhood #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Well Done!

I love this children's classic. It held my interest throughout. I can't wait to play it for my great niece and nephew.

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A classic tale of childhood imagination

Eloquently written and narrated it was a joy to experience all over again. The story invokes a world of wondermentwhile rooting its animal characters in simple human behavior and attitudes. each characters of focus personification a various attributes that the listener can identify with and strive to be more like.

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  • 07-05-18

You can't beat the classics!

I read this as a child and enjoyed it many moons ago! Having now listened to it, made it more enjoyable, especially with the different voices of the animals as read by Simon Vance who did a great job! Top marks to him. My favourite character would have to be Toad, am sure most people would agree!! Could easily listen to it again!

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  • 04-16-19

Wonderful

This is a wonderful book which could not have had a better narrator, certainly worth listening too!

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  • Andrew Prescott
  • 12-23-21

A great throw back to my childhood

I can't but help hear David jason providing the voice of toad. that's what drew me back to this beautifully written book. I felt so relaxed, and the narration was so well read 5*