Leaf by Niggle

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

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2016
0 hours 49 minutes
Tolkien’s acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tale, read by Derek Jacobi.

Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. But he senses that he will be snatched away from his work long before it is finished – if indeed it could ever be finished in this world. For it is in another and brighter place that Niggle finds his tree is finished, and learns that it is indeed a real tree, a true part of creation.

Written in the early 1940s at the same time as The Lord of the Rings was taking shape, ‘Leaf by Niggle’ is a passionate adult fairy tale about a man who has ‘a long journey to make’, thought to be an allegory of Tolkien’s own life.
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Adam F.

Terrific story -- a real gem from Tolkien. The narration is also well-done and kept me engaged until it was over.

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