I have listened to this audiobook many times, and will probably hear it again. It is excellently and succinctly written. The story takes place in the first age of Tolkien's legendarium. Christopher Lee reads it with the weight of a Norse Saga, and you can experience high adventure as part of a very mythic story. Tolkien wrote and rewrote this story many times over the course of his life and hearing it read by an excellent reader lets you appreciate it as a story in the way that a mythic saga should be experienced: as a communication between people rather than a structure on paper.
I would compare this book to a great story you would hear from a friend across the table, over a meal or a campfire.
Turin is crawling, and clinging underneath and unseen by the giant, slimy, stinking worm-like dragon.
I was preoccupied for days with this story when I first heard it.
prolonged story toget no where fast
got no where, fast... seemed like chapter after chapter of making no progress
yes, he has a great voice for reading
good reader, great voice
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ANOTHER GREAT STORY BY JRR TOLKIEN..AT TIMES HARD TO FOLLOW I'VE LISTENED TO THREE OF TOLKIENS BOOKS AND IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE THE CASE.TOLKIEN GETS A LOT ACROSS IN A SHORT TIME,FROM START TO FINISH IT COMES QUICK.I DO THINK THIS COULD BE GREAT ON THE BIG SCREEN.HURIN SON TURIN IS THE BOOK,FROM A LITTLE BOY TO HIS DEATH HE IS THE MAN.HURIN PUT'S HIS KIDS IN A BAD SPOT AND THEY WILL PAY THE PRICE..IF YOU LIKE JRR TOLKIEN THIS IS A MUST READ...
I would recommend this book to anyone who has read/listened to Tolkiens other books and not just The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. The story is very rich with detail and starts out by diving right in to who is who and how they are related. Tolkiens way of character development can be abrasive to some who are not used to it.
I liked this book because it was something very new (to me). Original characters, plot, and the good guys didnt end up on top in the end. It also set up the feeling among the various races towards each other which helps to explain some things in some of his other writings.
A curse torments the family children.
Make sure you have enough time to dedicate to listening to this. Its a great story but if you have a lapse in listening its easy to forget a twist. I listened to the first half on a business trip and went about a week before listening to the rest and had to jog my memory on what was going on. But I guess thats pretty much true in every story.
This is a tale that spins off from the Silmarillion - from the ages before LOTR. If you like that, you'll like this. It is a tragic tale, finished off in the editing by his son and literary executor, Christopher, that contains the full measure of Tolkien's mastery of the mythical genre. If you like Tolkien this would be required reading.
Christopher Lee's performance is powerful and moving. His reading of Tolkein's many tough-to-pronounce names is carefully done and a pleasure to listen to. I was really pleased by the narration.
Say something about yourself!
I loved the story all the way through. It has sad and tragic elements and I was moved to tears a few times. Christopher Lee is the perfect choice in setting the atmosphere for me. I listened to this audiobook and read along with the text, which I like to do sometimes.
Set the mood and the help in pronouncing the elvish was a bonus.
Intriguing - Adventurous - Essential
For a tale such as JRR Tolkien's, at times it's difficult to read due to his rich imaginative verbiage and old world speech.
Christopher Lee's narration allows the reader to enjoy the story instead of having to work at it. I followed along with the book, and found it more fruitful doing so.
Christopher Lee is the perfect choice for narrating any Tolkien book. An excellent actor all around and he really brings each character and scene to life. You can hear how much he loves and understands the story, which only enhances the listening experience. I found it hard for me to get into at first and that is only because of all the new names. But after a short while, I was fully engrossed. I found that this was an excellent book to listen to when I didn't have to keep stopping it- like in a daily commute to work. Much better on a long trip or a day of housecleaning where I can be left alone to submerse myself in the story.
You will find yourselves calling the characters idiots and asking yourself why.... but isn't that what a tragedy is about. Good story telling makes you care and curse the tragic protagonist .
This is one no it is the best novle I believe that can be read. I have never written a
review befor because simply their has not been a worthy book for me to write about in this manner but it is simply a masterpiece in my library and my heart now. It is such a moving story of adventure and loss an te ending as interesting as the beginning and the middle is even better. What I'm trying to say I'd this is a book I found myself enjoying gregardless of the se coin that I was in and I hope it is the same for you. An absuluty marvoluse journey. Tolkien I praise from now on as a genius and therefor this is the works of a out right genius and nothing less. Hope it is as enjoyable for you as I found it. ;-)
The elfs and the eldar because they are so full o knowledge and only led for their people and with wisdom. And because they're deeds have stuck with me even knowing that against wisdom it is to do it they still do for the protection or acupment of a friend or dear loved ones and also their commitment to the seance of duty.
I do not know what a tag line is... But I think the slogan would be fate and destiny are but a journey point what path you take Is called life and what obstacles and paroles lay in your wake are but shadows that are cast from your journey point.
I believe that is one of the most weirdest fellings I have had just reading what I wrote. ;-)
Best book ever I recommend this be made into a movie but I don't think their would be any one who could sway the hearts and truepy convay the true sorrowsin this novle but Tolkien himself