Roverandom

Written by:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by:
Derek Jacobi

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
2
Narrator
1
Release Date
October 2005
Duration
2 hours 37 minutes
Summary
Tolkien’s acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tale, read by Derek Jacobi.


While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R.Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal.


This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, went through several drafts over the years. Now, many years on, the adventures of Rover – or, for reasons that become clear in the story, ‘Roverandom’ – are performed by Sir Derek Jacobi.
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