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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 Morga Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by Shane | 1/26/2014

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

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

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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.