Adventures in Sound: Cockney Otters and Wiseacre Mockingbirds

Jun 6, 2022

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Join the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. to hear Frederick and Amy Thurber describe their long quest to find a voice for the characters in the audio version of their book, In the Wake of the Willows, a whimsical re-imagining of Mr. Toad and his river friends.  This entertaining and amusing audio/visual presentation will be held at Dartmouth North Branch Library.

The Thurbers will describe their efforts to produce an audio adaptation of their successful, locally-published book.  The presentation will follow their search for a narrator who could capture the personalities and different voices of characters that include wiseacre mockingbirds, blowhard toads, impish chipmunks, Cockney otters, obnoxious literary agents, conspiratorial weasels, badgers with a brogue, and sweet singing water rats.  Audience members will hear audition tapes from talented student actresses enrolled at a local college as well as the winner of the auditions, 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


732 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
United States

Contact Name: 

Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries

Contact phone: 

(508) 999-0726

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