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
I loved this imaginative book, full of wonderful characters. It is such a fun read.
"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😉😉.
"What a pleasure"
JRRT has created such wonder in his stories. this one is a good one read masterfully.
"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!
"Great short story!"
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.
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.
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.
J. R. R. Tolkien. .. More than just an epic fantasy novelist!
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.
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.
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