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Topic: Review of The Children of Hurin on Audio /CD

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Date: Oct 13, 2012
Review of The Children of Hurin on Audio /CD

Just finished up with the CD audio of The Children of Hurin that i checked out from the library.  It's 9 hrs on 8 discs.

 

A forward is read by Christopher Tolkien that explains some of the history and some notes on the workings of his and his father's work, thoughts and why they did what they did.  Was very nice to hear him.

 

Christopher Lee reads the book itself and does the work great justice.  His Glaurung, Morgoth and Morwen voices are unique and add to some color to the recording.

 

One thing that i found to be a wonderful experiance was being able to feel the book, the emotions, and the sorrow in the story.  I found that when i read, i am some-what  preoccupied by the work of reading and apparently miss out on "feeling" the story.  The pain and sorrow was exquisite while read by an actor like Christopher Lee. 

 

I have tried to find it  recorded on You Tube and will keep trying.   However, i highly recommend buying it or getting it from the library, its worth it!  gonna give it 5 out of 5 stars. 



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King Azaghal was I, Lord of Belegost.

Fought the father of dragons at great cost,

During the Battle of Unnumbered Tears,

Nearly killed the Great Worm of our fears,

I Stabbed my knife into Dread Glaurung,

Could be worse, I could be dragon dung.

 

Tom Bombadil
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Date: Oct 13, 2012
azaghal, how much does the set cost? I know you went to the Library, there must have been a price

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Date: Oct 13, 2012

depending on what version you want, Nook, CD, download etc could be from $13  to $45, found it on amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Children-H%C3%BArin-J-Tolkien/dp/0007263457



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King Azaghal was I, Lord of Belegost.

Fought the father of dragons at great cost,

During the Battle of Unnumbered Tears,

Nearly killed the Great Worm of our fears,

I Stabbed my knife into Dread Glaurung,

Could be worse, I could be dragon dung.

 

Guard of Armenelos - Rank 4
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Date: Oct 17, 2012
Great review azaghal!

Thanks.

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Tom Bombadil
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Date: Oct 21, 2012
Jadoprism7, The book is not an easy read. It is hard to get into. I never Finished that $72 Collector's Edition I bought. The book, after all the breaks and discounts I applied still cost $39. It's a First Edition in a Sleeve on Archival Paper and frontispiece. I guess I really should read it. Has either of you read Sigurd and Gudrun? That is one I have read. A lot of Northern Mythological characters.

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Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!
Ring a dong! hop along! fal lal the willow!
Tom Bom, Jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!

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