Adventures in Sound: Cockney Otters and Wiseacre Mockingbirds | Dartmouth

2022-07-23 06:44:06 By : Mr. jackyson pang

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