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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

J.R.R. Tolkien

Narrator Derek Jacobi

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Tolkien’s acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tale, read by Derek Jacobi. 
‘Here is something that no devotee of the Hobbit epic can afford to miss, while awaiting a further instalment of the history of these fascinating people – a selection [of verses] offered as an ‘interim report’ to those interested in Hobbit-lore, and to any others who may find amusement in this mixed bag of old confections.’ 
One of the most intriguing characters in The Lord of the Rings, the amusing and enigmatic Tom Bombadil, also appears in verses said to have been written by Hobbits and preserved in the ‘Red Book’ with stories of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and their friends. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil collects these and other poems, mainly concerned with legends and jests of the Shire at the end of the Third Age. 
This special edition has been expanded to include earlier versions of some of Tolkien’s poems, a fragment of a prose story with Tom Bombadil, and comprehensive notes by acclaimed Tolkien scholars Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. 
Bestselling author J. R. R. Tolkien's The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a short fiction that packs a punch. With every chapter, you are plunged deeper into a fantastical world of hobbits, princesses, dwarves, and trolls. 
For fans of Andrzej Sapkowski (The Lady of the Lake), Frank Herbert (Dune), John Howe (A Middle-earth Traveller) and Robert Jordan (The Path Of Daggers).
Duration: about 1 hour (01:22:59)
Publishing date: 2010-05-01; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —