The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

Vol. II

Audiobook CD - 1998 | Unabridged
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The Silmarillion tells of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's World, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle Earth, and the High Elves made war upon them for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.  It is to this ancient drama that the characters in The Lord of the Rings so often look back to.

Sit at the feet of the most beloved storyteller of the 20th century and hear how the world came to be.   The Silmarillion is told here in a brilliantly faceted audio production, with all the glory of the First Age itself.  Dazzlingly performed by Martin Shaw, it sparkles with the magic of the dawn of time--when Elves and Men roamed a world set spinning through space by the haunting music of supernatural choirs.  Slip through the shadows and you, too, may catch the whisper of harp-song on the winds of the high air above the mists of the world.

This exclusive audio boxed set of Tolkien's elegant masterpiece is one that will delight fans young and old.  It is an extraordinary keepsake to be treasured and listened to again and again.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins/BDD Audio, p1998, c1977
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553456066
Branch Call Number: TOL
Characteristics: 4 compact discs


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Mar 18, 2012

This a great book. No one should miss it nor be fooled by the Lord of the Rings because Tolkein only edited down to that watered down text for his publisher's saleability schemes.

This is him at the iron forge billows of his word-smitthy, uncut on and in preparation for Metal Blade and Megaforce Records, before he went Hollywood.

A Beastlord Slavedragon, he hath spake a small wording upon the matter.

Mar 18, 2012

A must read for any true Tolkien fan. This book really is a history of the fantastical world of Tolkien's imagination

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