Adventures in Sound: Cockney Otters and Wiseacre Mockingbirds

May 26, 2022

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Listen to wiseacre mockingbirds, blowhard toads, impish chipmunks, Cockney otters, obnoxious literary agents, conspiratorial weasels, badgers with a brogue, and sweet singing water rats tell their story in an entertaining and amusing audio/visual presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries.

On Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., Frederick and Amy Thurber will describe their long quest to find a voice for the characters in the audio version of their book, In the Wake of the Willows.  The book, a sequel to The Wind in the Willows, is set on Buzzards Bay, Cherry & Webb beach, Allens Pond, and in the Paquachuck Inn and features sailing adventures in wooden boats, scavenger hunts, beach parties, amusing characters, and a mysterious prophecy.

The presentation will follow the Thurbers’ efforts to produce an audio adaptation of their successful, locally-published book and their search for a narrator who could capture the personalities and different voices of their characters.  Audience members will hear audition tapes from talented student actresses enrolled at a local college and hear amusing clips from recordings of the winner, a young lady of a thousand voices.

The Thurbers’ presentation will be held in the community room at Dartmouth North Branch Library, 211 Cross Road, Dartmouth.  For more information, please e-mail

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Event Date: 

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event Location: 

211 Cross Street, Dartmouth, MA 02747


211 Cross Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States

Contact Name: 

Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries

Contact phone: 

(508) 999-0726

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