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.
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.
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.....