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The Wind in the Willows (version 2)

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,75 Sterne; 246 Bewertungen)

This much-loved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure ... and as adventure pursues them! The chief characters - Mole, Rat, and Toad - generally lead upbeat and happy lives, but their tales are leavened with moments of terror, homesickness, awe, madcap antics, and derring-do.

Although classed as children's literature, The Wind in the Willows holds a gentle fascination for adults too. The vocabulary is decidedly not "Dick and Jane", and a reader with a love of words will find new ones to treasure, even if well-equipped for the journey. Parents will appreciate the themes of loyalty, manners, self-restraint, and comradeship which are evident throughout the book. When the characters err, they are prompt to acknowledge it, and so a reading of this book can model good behavior to children, who will otherwise be enchanted with the many ways in which the lives of these bucolic characters differ from modern life.

This book was so successful that it enabled the author to retire from banking and take up a country life somewhat like that of his creations. It has been adapted for screen, stage, and even a ride at the original Disneyland.
(Summary by Mark F. Smith) (6 hr 47 min)

Chapters

01 - The River Bank

29:55

Read by Mark F. Smith

02 - The Open Road

29:35

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03 - The Wild Wood

29:56

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04 - Mr. Badger

30:56

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05 - Dulce Dolmum

38:00

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06 - Mr. Toad

32:15

Read by Mark F. Smith

07 - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

27:12

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08 - Toad's Adventures

33:31

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09 - Wayfarers All

43:41

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10 - The Further Adventures of Toad

39:54

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11 - 'Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears'

40:16

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12 - The Return of Ulysses

31:53

Read by Mark F. Smith

Bewertungen

Perfect

(5 Sterne)

This is a classic. It is Incredible. His singing is great, this is one of my favorites. Mark Smith is my favorite narrator. He just brings it to life. This story is a classic it... it is impossible to dislike this book. Mr. Toad is funny. My grandmother's favorite part is when they try to retake toad hall. I like when Toad is put in jail.

Great Voices!

(5 Sterne)

This reading stands out as more a performance than a reading! The single reader employs different voices for each of the animals (and humans) - probably over a dozen in all! Read with lively energy, this was a favorite with my kids. Good job!

the wind in the willows

(5 Sterne)

Mark F. Smith reading of the story is perfect. My pup and I love to listen to it. Helps me calm down and stop my heart from going to fast. Thank you my favorite to listen to while doing my heart tests or in the hospitals. This is one of my favorite authors due to being an English major.

I love this version.

(5 Sterne)

The voice is rather deep and sweet. Just listening to this audiobook is very soothing to me. I found this is the most comfortable version of the book to listen to. And of course, he does read well. Thank you, reader!

Excellent book and excellent reading

(5 Sterne)

This is a beautiful book, full of adventure and laughter. Mark. F Smith is just wonderful and his singing voice (when necessary) is a delight.

did Mark re read this

(5 Sterne)

Somehow it sounds different from the first time I listened to him read it. its still an awesome listen but it seems less

(5 Sterne)

my childhood fav audio book… loved this readers style… I came back to rate him after so many years of hearing this fantastic narrative

Excellent narrator!

(5 Sterne)

He does a fabulous job bringing this book to life with unique voices for each character! Highly recommended!!!