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Summary

This new, mixed-voice adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's tale introduces the friends Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Mr. Toad. It starts when Mole takes a break from his spring-cleaning and meets up with the adventurous rodent. In the Wild Wood, Ratty and Mole meet the reclusive Badger, and the friends, together with the irrepressible Mr. Toad, have many exciting adventures and mishaps. The Wind in the Willows is a timeless classic, loved by children and adults alike.

(P) and This Abridgment ©1996 Penguin Books Ltd

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The Wind in the Willows is one of my favourite children's stories and this my favourite audio version. It's an old recording so lacks the high quality sound that modern recordings do but the performance is excellent.
Mole is a timid and gentle creature who gains confidence after leaving his home and befriending the Toad, the Badger and the Rat. Rat is straightforward and outgoing, he lives by the river. Badger is a gruff but kindly character who lives in the middle of the Wildwood. Toad is a young, boisterous and reckless animal who learns humility through various trials and with the help of his friends.

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