always a gem, told with loving detail and rich authenticity. thanks to the reader for singing each of the songs, no matter how long!
I came to Tolkien later in life than most, but love his work no less for it. Even after teaching a college course on his inspirations from medieval history, I still find new connections and surprises, and places where he remains poignantly modern instead. It is here well told, and even admirably sung where needed.
I watched the cartoons as a child and enjoyed the films recently. Listening to the books and picking out the slight and not so hidden differences were fun. It's a genre I throughly love. It's even spurned myself into rewarding the films to see again to changes from book to screen.
I wasn't sure how to approach this. I grew up with the radio series being the definitive version.
To my delight, this is a superbly narrated version, that really brings alive the whole book.