The Silmarillion

  • von J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sprecher: Martin Shaw
  • 14 Std. 48 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion.
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 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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Beautiful language

Very easy to understand the speaker and the language used was simply beautiful! 10/10 would recommend it and perhaps hear it again :)
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- Amazon Kunde

Beautifully told story, that itself is marvelous

I've started to read the Silmarillion as a book and stopped after a while since it got too confusing.

But listening to this reader, who also modulates his voice for better differentiation of the characters, finally got me hooked and through this wonderful epic by Mr. Tolkien.

And I most certainly recommend it to everyone else, who is also interested in the epic history of the World of Middle Earth/Arda and how it came to be.
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- Enyo

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 29.10.2015
  • Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers Limited