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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, Finn Family Moomintroll, read with warmth (and some lively character voices) by the comedian Hugh Dennis. Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends. Throughout the winter the Moomins hibernate, but before they go to sleep they fill their tummies full of pineneedles. In spring they wake up, ready for their fun-filled summer adventures. This is the story in which Moomintroll finds a big hat - a magical Hobgoblin hat, no less…

©1982 Tove Jansson (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"Beautiful words...Tove Jansson is a genius - Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die." ( Books for Keeps)
"They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them." (Philip Pullman)
“The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.” ( Wall Street Journal)

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Brilliantly read and just as I remember from childhood

As we enter lockdown 2 in England I wanted something comforting to listen to. I couldn’t think of anything better than my old friends the Moomins whose acquaintance I first made about 55 years ago. It’s wonderful how lovely and relaxing it is to meet them all again. I must get the books to give to my grandson for Christmas

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Finn Family Moomintroll?

I enjoyed this audiobook, but not as much as Comet in Moominland. I felt that there is too much going on at the same time, all in the same story. Maybe it's the translation? The title seems irrelevant to the story anyway and it is irrelevant to the title of the original, Swedish version. Maybe I should give the original version a go. The narrator is excellent.

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lovely

Sunday morning lie in with my daughter material. very good. recommended highly to anyone

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Magical characters for children and adults

This beautifully narrated tale is set in a land that is both magical and Finland. Children will find it amusing and relatable. Characters have depth and meaning, so this book will not bore the adult audience. There are some mildly threatening moments but would need little parental guidance.

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Lovely amazing really brilliant

Amazing sound effects and brilliant narration the whole way through the story. It has very interesting chapters and amazing characters.

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Brilliant!

It's very impressive, the sound effects are really good. And good reading, I really like it.

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As wonderful a story as it was when I was a kid

Really enjoyed listening to this with my children, they were as enthralled as I was back then, truelly marvellous.

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A happy retreat to the valley of the moomins

I love this book. It takes me back to my childhood and feels like a tonic.

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Gorgeous!

Hugh Dennis is perfect as the narrator. Lovely production and sends my seven year old off to sleep beautifully.

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I've downloaded this several times because the children love moomims. however this is completely unlistenable because it keeps jumping and missing pieces of words.