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Publisher's Summary

Combined into one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit, read by Derek Jacobi.

The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are joined here in one volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for listeners young and old.

  • 'Roverandom' is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures.
  • 'Farmer Giles of Ham' is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town.
  • 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil' tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls.
  • 'Leaf by Niggle' recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree.
  • 'Smith of Wootton Major' journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

Taken together, this rich collection of work from the author of The Children of Húrin will provide the listener with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth.

©2016 J. R. R. Tolkien (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Enjoyable Tolkien short stories

This was just an enjoyable series of shorts well performed and written in Tolkien's simple, well-written, inimitable English storytelling style. Like Winnie the Pooh and so many English stories, this collection is just nice, good fiction with kind Christian morals deeply hidden in a satisfying story. If you like Tolkien, Narnia, Milne, and the gentler English fiction well worth the credit.

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outstanding narration

he gives life to this book, his accent is a caress to the ears. he's style is magnificent

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Fun stories<br />

very enjoyable listening, just plain fun..Narration is good to, Enjoyed it.one of my favorite authors. great for a stormy day.

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  • Jules
  • 12-04-17

Hmm

I'm not really sure what I think of this odd collection of stories. Tolkien's imagination is clear but I found some of them quite unfathomable. I'm not sure how many children would enjoy them. Brilliantly read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-20-17

Great to hear these tales, by Tolkien

These are a little different and slightly lighter than his other writings although there are deeper meaning under the serface