• The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-19-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and was first published in 1962. The audio is read by Sir Derek Jacobi and is a collection of 16 poems that contain an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. It is a stunning recording that captures all the characters in their own charming and mysterious ways. Throughout Jacobi's performance we will encounter all of these, including the Oliphaunt, a Princess, the man in the moon and even a giant turtle-fish called Fastitocalon.
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By James on 06-30-14

More Bombadil please!

Would you listen to The Adventures of Tom Bombadil again? Why?

I will definitely listen to this again. I am not a fan of poetry, but The Adventures of Tom Bombadil were written by a master and the reading by Jacobi is excellent.

What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

Derek Jacobi's reading is brilliant. The poetry flowed smoothly and his reading was never dull and boring like it can be if someone becomes a bit monotone. He never does and I could probably listen to a thousand page book read by him and probably still be enjoying it.

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

Yes it was as the poems are only short and it was a joy to read and listen.

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By Amazon Customer on 03-12-16

After the forword back to the forword and then onward...

A very pleasant collection of tale in poem form. A trip through the land of hobbit and human and elf..

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By Kindle Customer on 09-27-16

enjoyed storytime

loved this audio beautifully read by one
of my favourite voices, the reading
was well crafted recommend

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By Moana Newton on 03-03-17

Audibly delicious!

The imagery in the poems are brilliantly expressed. It's like a audio-visual painting.

The narrator skillfully, engages in communicating the right tone of voice which aids the imagery of the content.

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