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A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien | [J. R. R. Tolkien]

A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor best known as the author of fantasy works like "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings." Listen as Tolkien reads "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," "The Hoard," "Perry-The-Winkle," and "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon." Also included is a reading of "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" in Elvish and "The Road Goes Ever on," sung by William Elvin with music by Donald Swann.
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J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor best known as the author of fantasy works like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Listen as Tolkien reads The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Hoard, Perry-The-Winkle, and The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon. Also included is a reading of A Elbereth Gilthoniel in Elvish and "The Road Goes Ever on," sung by William Elvin with music by Donald Swann.

©2011 Rick Sheridan (P)2011 Rick Sheridan

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    Sandy 12-13-11
    Sandy 12-13-11

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "A very rare treat"

    To hear in his own voice, a selection of J.R.R.Tolkien's poetry and a few elvish words is a great treat. Perhaps I may have preferred to hear the songs with harp or pipe, rather than piano. Did Middle Earth have a piano? Regardless, the poetry is a joy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Siri Tromsø, Norway 05-21-13
    Siri Tromsø, Norway 05-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just GO"

    You will love this one and you should have it in a collection whit the rest of your Tolkien books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lyle Brown 12-31-12
    Lyle Brown 12-31-12

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    "Discover the songs the way they were meant to be"

    A couple of his stories, told by Tolkien himself, a short passage read in elven, and a song sung by the author. I won't give it away, but Tolkien envisioned the songs in a manner I bet you have never considered! Otherwise, nothing new here, just a chance to hear the master himself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffery T. Harris 08-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Taste of the Mastermind behind Middle Earth"

    I have read many books by J.R.R. Tolkien and enjoyed them all. I did not hesitate to grab this short audiobook simply because I was interested to hear him read some of his work in his own voice. It is nothing mind-blowing or amazing but I enjoyed just hearing him speak and sing about the world he created.

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    Becke GILBERT, AZ, United States 02-11-15
    Becke GILBERT, AZ, United States 02-11-15 Member Since 2011

    I am a language arts coach, studying to be a high school English teacher. Reading is what I do and audible makes it easier!

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    "The Master at Work"
    If you could sum up A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, Rare, Perfect


    What other book might you compare A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien to and why?

    I have no other books to compare. Hearing Tolkien read his own work is a phenomenal joy! The way he pronounces things, the cadence of his tone and the tombre of his voice bring form the magic of Middle Earth to a new generation.


    What about J. R. R. Tolkien’s performance did you like?

    His beautiful low voice reading these poems the way he intended for them to be read is magical. The old Oxford Professor knows how to tell a great tale and the beautiful thoughtful tone in which he reads his own work is captivating.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and many times since! I love this recording.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it. Listen. Sit at the feet of the Professor and enjoy his work from a new perspective. It's worth the time.

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    Steve Morningstar 02-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Tolkien in his own voice"

    All it promised and more. Great to hear Tolkien's voice. Throughly enjoyed it. A true treasure. I'm ready to listen to it a third time now.

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    Eric 01-31-13
    Eric 01-31-13
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    "Tolkien doing Tolkien"

    I now legit want to read (finish) LotR. Yes for those who don't follow me on Goodreads I haven't be able to power through the series yet... I'm working on it.Tolkien reading passages from the books himself just makes it seems even more cooler than before. So glad I picked this up. Also note the songs at the end seems a little weird at first but then you realize you're getting more pronunciations and elvish, an added bonus if I may say. Good times.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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