Comet in Moominland

  • by Tove Jansson
  • Narrated by Hugh Dennis
  • 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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, Comet in Moominland, read with warmth (and some lively character voices) by the comedian Hugh Dennis.A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescues them from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards. And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?


What the Critics Say

"They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them...a perfect marriage of word and picture." (Philip Pullman)
"I have long been a passionate Moomin appreciator - it's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design." (Lauren Child)
“A lost treasure now rediscovered . . . A surrealist masterpiece.” (Neil Gaiman)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I love the story, narrator and everything about it.
It's gentle and interesting and soothing at night.
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- Nancy

so glad to have revisited the moomins

always loved these stories and loved listening to them again. I will be getting the rest f them soon.
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- lonniebjam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd