• Comet in Moominland

  • By: Tove Jansson
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dennis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-19-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.3 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $14.46

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Publisher's Summary

If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're in for the most magical fun! The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Tove Jansson's endearing classic, Comet in Moominland, read with warmth (and some lively character voices) by the comedian Hugh Dennis.A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescues them from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards. And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?
©1983 Tove Jansson (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them...a perfect marriage of word and picture." (Philip Pullman)
"I have long been a passionate Moomin appreciator - it's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design." (Lauren Child)
“A lost treasure now rediscovered . . . A surrealist masterpiece.” (Neil Gaiman)
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1 out of 5 stars
By megan on 12-13-12

almost fabulous

What would have made Comet in Moominland better?

This is a wonderful book and a long time favourite in our family. Unfortunately the narrator seems to have felt that each member of the family would have a different regional accent and this is so odd that it really jars. We have the Hugh Laurie version of Finn Family Moomintroll and it is much better.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Hugh Dennis?

We will probably buy all these books as we love them but I wish for Hugh Laurie or some other professional narrator ( sorry...).

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rae on 08-10-12

The Comet is Coming to Moomin Valley..

If you could sum up Comet in Moominland in three words, what would they be?

beautifully read, very engaging.

What other book might you compare Comet in Moominland to and why?

Moomintroll - read by Hugh Laurie - set the standard for the series. Hugh Dennis continues on in a great style. Please - record the next books in the series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This book has been fantastic for children as a car book - the chapters are a great length for the journey, and Hugh has a clear reading voice. Highly recommended.

Any additional comments?

Yes - please record the rest of the Moomintroll series. And please ask Hugh Laurie to do it. His round vowels are a joy to listen to, very soothing to the soul.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on 12-23-17

Brilliant!

I love the story, narrator and everything about it.
It's gentle and interesting and soothing at night.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lonniebjam on 07-24-16

so glad to have revisited the moomins

always loved these stories and loved listening to them again. I will be getting the rest f them soon.

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5 out of 5 stars
By TommyD on 02-25-15

Wonderful story bought to life!

An excellent narration of this beautiful tale; the silk monkey's laugh is spot on!! Perfect for adults and children alike!

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