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by | Read by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Classics • 4.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1975

This collection consists mainly of historic readings by J.R.R. Tolkien, made in the 1950s.The sound quality of the oldest recordings isn’t very good, but it’s nevertheless interesting to hear Tolkien’s characterizations of his own soon-to-be-famous characters. Those expecting Tolkien to sound like a dowdy professor will be surprised when they hear the gusto and bluster he brings to the mighty Tom Bombadil and the sinister glee he injects into the voice of the evil cave-dwelling Gollum. The collection is rounded out by newer recordings of the author’s son, Christopher, reading from his father’s works. J.P.M. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio/ Caedmon • 2001

CS ISBN $25.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN $25.00 • Four CDs

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