Roverandom, J. R. R. Tolkien
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Roverandom

Narrator: Derek Jacobi

Unabridged: 2 hr 37 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Publisher: Harper UK

Published: 10/17/2005


Synopsis

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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