The Silmarillion Boxed Set

The Silmarillion Boxed Set

Audiobook CD - 1998
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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: New York : BDD Audio, p1998.
ISBN: 9780553456066
Branch Call Number: CD FIC TOLKIEN
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
Additional Contributors: Shaw, Martin 1945-


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Jan 27, 2017

I love "The Silmarillion," especially when I don't have to do anything physically demanding like lift it. The story carries a certain gravitas, not unlike the Bible; and not unlike the Bible, it's a dry read if you're not already invested in it. Tolkien's series of short tales are about the first two ages of Middle Earth, loosely stitched together and containing more expository than action. Its appeal is limited to those nerds who didn't get their full elf-fix from "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." But if you ARE one of those nerds, you'll be devouring this book faster than Ungoliant sucking the sap from the two trees of Valinor. The story is expertly voiced by Martin Shaw, an English gentleman whose stodginess is so potent, I almost grew a monocle listening to him.


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