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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Narrator: Matthew Morgan Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Michael Hordern stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in four BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. Tolkien's tales of myth, mystery, and rumbustious exploits have been specially adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, one of the dramatists of the highly acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings.

In 'Farmer Giles of Ham', having accidentally shot a giant, Farmer Giles finds his brave reputation being tested by Chrysophylax the dragon.

In 'Smith of Wootton Major', when young Smith eats a piece of cake containing a silver star, he is granted access to the magical land of Fäerie.

In 'Leaf by Niggle', a thought-provoking allegory on the theme of creativity, the painter Niggle embarks on a fateful search for perfection.

In 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', join Tom and the Hobbits in scenes from The Lord of the Rings which were not included in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Caneday | 1/31/2014

    " I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. Roverandum was interesting, though it was Giles of Ham, Smith of Wooten Major, and Leaf by Niggle that makes this such a worthwhile read. I highly recommend these short stories, read the others if they seem of interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 1/26/2014

    " A nice collection of short stories from J.R.R. Tolkien. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Fultz | 1/24/2014

    " Perhaps the most perfect collection of stories ever bound together. A limitless treasure. A wonder unmatched. Breathless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen O'Danu | 1/9/2014

    " I reviewed this over at my blog: Am I the Only One Dancing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica (Books: A true story) | 12/31/2013

    " On Fairy Stories is also in this book at the end of my edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beka | 12/24/2013

    " Lots of really cute stories. A good collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/10/2013

    " Got this in Paris (not in French, however) last year and devouered it. Roverandom was wonderful!!! I love the Oliphant poem!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adela | 12/7/2013

    " Interesting collection. I found that I appreciated the diction and imagery and imagination far more than the stories. Very interesting ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 11/7/2013

    " For the most part I enjoyed this. Some of it was completely different than i recalled from growing up. Not the most solid collection; but individually, these pieces are great. some would make for good night-time stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asael Soram | 10/21/2013

    " Son cuentos muy buenos, aunque el de Roverandom se me hizo muy pesado y largo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/26/2013

    " Wonderfully written and imaginative. Probably only a Tolkien fanatic would want to read all of these. This displays a wide range of invention, thoughtful analysis of the idea of fairies and stories about them, but nothing for a reader whose interest in Tolkien is limited to the world of the hobbits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stargazer | 3/31/2013

    " Was enchanted by some of the poetry, 2 of which resonated so much I had to go back and re-read them, 'Errantry' in particular demands to be read aloud, loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/9/2013

    " Roverandom is more interesting for the reason it was written than the story itself. I was more impressed with Leaf By Niggle. Its different from anything else that Tolkien wrote. More like Kafka or a Twilight Zone episode. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 10/26/2012

    " I read the individual stories in smaller versions, but I read this one also...mainly for the introduction and the preface for each story...fascinating! (In some cases; even more interesting than the stories themselves:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leaflet | 10/18/2012

    " The Alan Lee illustrations are a bonus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coyotlcoatl | 10/14/2012

    " Every time I read a book by J.R.R. Tolkien I always get this feeling of nostalgia, even if I have never read the book before, which is what I love about him. J.R.R. Tolkien's short fiction is quite charming and enjoyable. "

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About the Author

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Matthew Morgan is one of the Beastley Boys, the nickname for the authors of the Awfully Beastly Business series. He writes these books with two of his childhood friends.