Beren and Lúthien by J. R. R. Tolkien audiobook

Beren and Lúthien

By J. R. R. Tolkien
Read by Timothy West  and Samuel West

HarperCollins Audio Classics 9781328915337
6.91 Hours 1
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The epic tale of Beren and Lúthien became an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of J.R.R. Tolkien’s First Age of the World. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love: Beren was a mortal man, Lúthien an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an impossible task before he might wed Lúthien: to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril. Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, Beren and Lúthien reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, along with the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Christopher Tolkien tells the story in his father’s own words by giving its original form as well as prose and verse passages from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The epic tale of Beren and Lúthien became an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of J.R.R. Tolkien’s First Age of the World. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love: Beren was a mortal man, Lúthien an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an impossible task before he might wed Lúthien: to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril.

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, Beren and Lúthien reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, along with the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Christopher Tolkien tells the story in his father’s own words by giving its original form as well as prose and verse passages from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Father-and-son duo Timothy and Samuel West bring decades of classic British stage and film experience to voicing this collection…Samuel West is especially adept at accentuating the heightened language and finding the intricate rhythms in the epic poems, such as ‘The Lay of Leithian,’ which sounds as spellbinding, mythic, and timeless as the ancient Nordic, Germanic, and Celtic chronicles that Tolkien studied and drew inspiration from his entire life. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“With eloquence and diligence and care, the son reconstructs and retraces the father’s journey, pursuing the tale through draft after draft as Tolkien pursued his vision of Middle-earth.” NPR
“A beautiful book.” San Antonio Express News
“A good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author Bio: J. R. R. Tolkien

Author Bio: J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 6.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English