The Silmarillion (boxed Set) by J.R.R. TolkienThe Silmarillion (boxed Set) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion (boxed Set)

byJ.R.R. TolkienRead byMartin Shaw

Audio Book (CD) | December 1, 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.
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in South Africa. Tolkien was educated and taught Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. Tolkien's other works include The Hobbit and The Simarillion, which are both available on audio from Random House.Martin Shaw is an actor known for his roles in The Professionals, The Chief, Judge John Deed, Ins...
Title:The Silmarillion (boxed Set)Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.89 × 5.07 × 1.62 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Random House Audio Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553456067

ISBN - 13:9780553456066

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Silmarillion Very good if you're a fan of anything Middle-Earth related
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great way to experience these wonderful tales! The first few CDs are a bit "churchy" sounding, but then Martin Shaw finds his voice and tells these tales as the should be told, with gusto! He makes you feel like you are sitting around the fire in Rivendell listening to the Elven Lore Masters tell the tales of the most ancient days. Meet the most supreme and the most supremely evil beings to ever abide in Middle-earth. Witness history repeat itself as one Elven kingdom after another falls to the terrible oath and to the spreading evil of the two dark lords. Pull up a chair around the fire, grab a goblet of wine, and enjoy these fantastic tales! I like to follow along with Karen Wynn Fonstad's Atlas of Middle-earth on my lap!
Date published: 2008-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing With this prequel to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, all of my questions about the origin of Middle Earth were answered. Aside from JRR Tolkien's genius imagination and storylines, Martin Shaw's deep vocal tones truly add to the excitement of the book. This is one of the best true audio books that I have ever heard.
Date published: 2006-05-03

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An extraordinary keepsake to be treasured and listened to again and agai, this exclusive audio boxed set is essential background material for readers of the classic Lord of the Rings saga, which set the standard for the fantasy genre.