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.
I would recommend this book for any Tolkien fan. It's a great read. The story was very tragic, no happy ending to this one. If you are looking for lighter read I would read the hobbit instead, this story is great but sad.....
Absolutely loved this story and the narration by the late Christopher Lee is amazing!! Sound quality is excellent, he does different voices for different characters and it's great. His narration allows the listener to easily immerse in the story and visualize the story in ones mind.
Lee makes Tolkien come alive in a masterful performance. His voice and dramatic delivery paints a tragic tapestry of the Epic of Turin Turambar, the Mormegil, and Nianor in the most vivid of colors. Mr. Lee will be sorely missed; although in the greatest classical sense his work and, therefore, his fame will ever endure.