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The Silmarillion

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Narrated By: Martin Shaw

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK

Date: October 2015

Duration: 14 hours 51 minutes


The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.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 NĂºmenor 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.


  • 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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Patrick B

    Love this book, Love hearing the pronouceation of the words

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Gianmarco G.

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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