This is an amazing book. It gives epic action, a badass hero in the lotr legendarium, and a wonderful actor to read it to you. There were only two problems for me with this book, which were: the lack of the story always keeping me interested and the occasional odd voice acting by Christopher Lee. I would recommend this only to this who are die hard fans of Tolkien and who must feed their hunger for lore. That is why I rate this book a four out of five.
Christopher Lee narrates the haunting but beautiful tale of a cursed family and the tragic consequences of rash behavior.
The story was good but average.
The reader's accent was difficult to understand at times but good overall.
This was a good story but seem to lack continuity.
Maybe there is a hidden lesson we have not learned? When you tie your fate to, when you dedicate your people's treasure to, become beholden to and embrace the values of a foreigner don't be surprised when the rains come and you find yourself a victim of the deluge. Is this epic fantasy or foreign policy post 1900? I do not advocate xenophobia but the US ought to dwell on that parable.
Pity men getting thrown under the bus for their troubles. I'm glad the elves got what they deserve after the Kinslaying.
Melkor. Was he just misunderstood?
Don't know how he does it but i admit it: when I read him JRRT has the ability to suspend my reality.
A narrator with another accent would have been better. Just can't abide movies set in ancient Rome populated exclusively by people with strong British accents. How studpid is that? THAT is something that destroys the suspension of reality.
This book is pretty intense but an incredible story. I loved reading more about Middle-Earth and learning more of the world Tolkien created. However, if you do not like sad endings be prepared. Christopher Lee had such a great voice and has a powerful way of bringing the story to life. I highly recommend it.
Lee's voice is the voice of any Middle Earth work. He may not have wrote it, but Lee is the authoritative pronouncer. The story itself is a tragedy. It's less and less about Hurin and instead mostly follows Turin, his son. This is the way this story was to be enjoyed, the only other way would've been from Tolkien himself, or reading the book with Alan Lee's art.