The Golden Age

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD17930
Released: Dec 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538506585
Narrator/s: Simon Vance
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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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Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number Z100129629
Released: Dec 12, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538506622
Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00793397
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486146621

Professional reviews

"This audiobook is a lesser-known collection of childhood reminiscences by the author of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Narrator Simon Vance does his best to liven up the stories, originally written in 1895. 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. Nonetheless, because of its Victorian style, this work may have a difficult time capturing today's audience. A.G.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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