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.
I had bought a hard copy of the book, but then I saw Christopher Lee's name on this audiobook, and I lunged at it. Christopher Lee adds a certain feel to the book, the mystic feeling while looking at Alan Lee's landscape work for the Lord of the Rings.
The best comparison would be the Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is a little more textbook like, where as the Children of Hurin is more of a narrative.
Meeting the dwarves, but that's because dwarves are my personal favorite.
Listen or read all in one sitting no doubt.
Christopher Lee was a close friend to Tolkien, so it makes sense that Lee clarifies the pronunciation of the many names in this book.
A hard text to follow. Not an easy story ro read. But an interesting tale for Tolkien fans and those that enjoy the complexity of the Silmarilion. Chrisopher Lee make it more digestible.
The music at the start and end of chapters is honestly bothersome. its not of very great quality and its the same repeated song every time. However, Lee's performance is superb.
One of the best amongst ancient history/fantasy. A very sad tale and sometimes too tragic to comprehend.
I loved the character of Beleg. He was a true friend of Turin and seemed to always hold hope of redemption for him - despite the foretelling of doom.
The killing of the dragon. It showed the true character and inner strength of Turin. Unfortunately, it also led to the tragic demise of himself and his sister.
I expected so much more from Christopher Lee. He reads the story as if it were a Victorian melodrama--everything hyped up and affected, even the descriptions of landscapes. Sometimes he even seems to be mocking the story. It's a depressing story, perhaps necessary to balance the happy destinies in TLOTR; the central character isn't likeable, but he's not such a pompous ass as Lee makes him sound. This is not the way to voice JRRT's Old English-Northern European-derived heroic diction. Lee has missed the point completely.