Christopher Lee's narration really makes this book accessible and enjoyable. His pronunciation of the difficult Elvish words is accurate and spry in a way. I love his different voices for the different characters, especially Morwen. His interpretation of her really adds to the listener's imagining of the character.
I have really enjoyed this book. I think Christopher Lee does an amazing narrating of the book, I highly recommend it!
So far I cannot get into this book. I love his stuff and was very excited but it really drones on and there is a lot of this person begot that person and just the way its written seems like it was old english I will give it some time but was a little disappointed
I preferred Rob Inglis reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I think Christopher Lee is too serious in places. This story has a mind-boggling collection of names for the first few chapters, but settles down eventually to tell a "St George and the Dragon" type of story. Not an epic like the Hobbit or LOTR, but classic Tolkien nonetheless.
For reasons known only to Audible, the Rob Inglis versions are no longer available. Pity, they are amazing.
This is just an odd book. It does not read like Tolkien at all, but more like old testament Bible in many places. ie ... and it came to pass that...
Christopher Lee, who is great, could not even save this one for me. This is the ONLY audible book that I nearly stopped before the end.
Anyway, I LOVE Tolkien but this one was strange and frankly rather boring.
I recommend NOT doing this one unless you are hard core Tolkien fan or someone interested in how different Tolkien can be.
Do not read this book if you are after a classic lord of the rings or hobbit style tale of evil undone, as this is rather the opposite..
A twisted and depressing tale of a mans family cursed by an dark lord, specifically his son.
There is no happy ending here, but endless death and disaster.
This was my first audible.com book and I loved it. Mr. Lee's beautiful, deep voice is perfect for this vast story of pride, treachery and tragedy.
A great book, but only for loyal fans, people who have been able to stomach the Silmarillion. It was very much in the style of all the LOTR books.
An excellent embellishment of one of the best tales from the silmarillion. I Liked Christofer Lee's narration, and i wouldn't change a thing. I hope some more of the tales from the silamrillion are given the same treatment.