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Smith of Wootton Major Audiobook

Smith of Wootton Major

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Publisher's Summary

Tolkien's acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale, read by Derek Jacobi.

Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

©1967, 2005 The Tolkien Trust (P)1999 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Mrs. R. G. Koren 18/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Enchanting"

    Quite possibly my favourite Tolkien story (besides The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit of course).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Babbi
    Beijing, China
    18/01/17
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    "Charming"

    I loved this imaginative book, full of wonderful characters. It is such a fun read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A. Raymond
    04/02/17
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    "A lovely and hopeful story."

    I really enjoyed hearing this story read aloud. I had read the story myself years ago, but this was a real treat. In fact I listened to the last 5 minutes sitting in the grocery store parking lot😉😉.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lynn Maudlin
    17/12/16
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    "A delightful journey along the edges of Faery."

    J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, and the children's book, The Hobbit, with which it begins. But his shorter works are delightful and Smith of Wootton Major is a little gem. Don't miss it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonfly Samurai
    02/04/17
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    "Great short story!"
    Would you listen to Smith of Wootton Major again? Why?

    Sure. I don't have any kids at this time, but if I did this is one of those stories that would be great to share with them while getting ready for bed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Smith of Wootton Major?

    With a story this short, I wouldn't say that it is developed enough to really separate and say that there is a certain section that I can't wait to get to. However, being so short it is one of those stories that is still able to flesh out good characters and be a simple, enjoyable listen.


    What does Derek Jacobi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Derek Jacobi does a great job at treating this as a great story for children and as such treats it in a way that would be enjoyable to them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    J. R. R. Tolkien. .. More than just an epic fantasy novelist!


    Any additional comments?

    This may not be for all people. It is not your typical adventure story. Probably something more along the lines of a subdued adventure story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D M BOYCE
    26/01/17
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    "What a pleasure"

    JRRT has created such wonder in his stories. this one is a good one read masterfully.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Russell Bernard
    Salt Lake City, Utah United States
    07/06/17
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    "Great for the little child in all of us"

    Narration is good and the short story is very enjoyable. Grab your children or grandchildren get out the milk and cookies and go on a little journey to fairies land.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    05/09/16
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    "It's Okay"

    The narration is fine and you could find worse ways to spend an hour, but this isn't the Tolkien most of us want to read. It's a pleasant enough fairy tale.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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