The Golden Age

Kenneth Grahame

Simon Vance (Narrator)

12-12-17

3hrs 39min

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Unabridged

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Fiction

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12-12-17

3hrs 39min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Description

“One of the few books which are well-nigh too praiseworthy for praise.” Daily Chronicle (London)

The Golden Age is a collection of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood, notable for their conception of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult “Olympians” who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young—a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

Praise

“One of the few books which are well-nigh too praiseworthy for praise.” Daily Chronicle (London)

“This audiobook is a lesser-known collection of childhood reminiscences by the author of The Wind in the Willows…The work has a nostalgic tone and often makes references to Greek myths. Vance delivers a commanding performance. While the stories are intended for children, they do not come across as having been written solely for children. Vance’s narration style places them in the context of more popular British stories like those of Lewis and Tolkein.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Dec 11, 2017
Release Date December 12, 2017
Release Date Machine 1513036800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932), Scottish-born author, was raised by his grandmother in Berkshire, England, along the banks of the Thames River. He began working at the Bank of England in 1879. As a pastime, he wrote light nonfiction and articles for newspapers. The Wind in the Willows, originally written as letters to his son, established him as a writer of children’s books and had a deep influence on fantasy literature.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

The Golden Age is a collection of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood, notable for their conception of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult “Olympians” who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young—a theme later explored by J. M. Barrie and other authors.

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