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The Silmarillion

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Martin Shaw

14 Hours 51 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers UK

October 2015

Audio Book Summary

The forerunner to The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion tells the earlier history of Middle-earth, recounting the events of the First and Second Ages, and introducing some of the key characters, such as Galadriel, Elrond, Elendil and the Dark Lord, Sauron.

The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.

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  • Steve s

    I love this book. I have read it several times, but hearing it added a whole new layer and allowed me to take notes. Will definitely listen again

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  • Patrick B

    Love this book, Love hearing the pronouceation of the words

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  • Quincie R.

    If you are a Lord of the Rings Lover like me then you owe it to yourself to go back to the very beginning of Tolkien's world and learn the origins of the heroes we love. This is that Book. Excellent Read!

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  • Michael G.

    One of the best Books I’ve ever read , I have at least 10 times now

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  • Gianmarco G.

    The book itself is a masterpiece, and the narrator too is very good.

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  • Clayton M

    The audio file was a bit messed up at parts (skips or repeats sections). That aside, this is a fantastic book with excellent narration. The thickness of lore reaches Lovecraftian proportions.

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  • Evan H

    Overall very good. This copy has some editing errors, the odd part would repeat its self but not for very long. There was also some odd high pitched distortion in two or three places but nothing that really took away from the book.

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  • Austy P.

    it's the best book of all time

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  • Maximilian R.

    The read has me in tears, Id be at work and have to quickly duck away so no one would see me cry over these fictional characters. Truly moving.

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  • Clarisse K.

    It’s nice to be back in these worlds again but the Silmarillion is way too packed with names and relations, you can’t remember or place them. I found myself wandering off in thoughts quite often

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