Farmer Giles of Ham

  • by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • 1 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Farmer Giles of Ham is one of Tolkien's most popular stories, full of wit and humour, set in the days when giants and dragons walked the earth. He did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero. His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!


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I loved it. It was engaging and vibrant right to the end. I may listen to it again.
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- carey

My favourite book!

Loved this audio book ever since I was little, and still get much enjoyment from it even into my twenties, I think this book is incredibly overlooked. It is a fantastic piece of Tolkien; if not his best short story. The narrator portrays the books very well, with a relaxing but engrossing tone.
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- Jacob

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2005
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited