Lord Of The Rings Audio Books


Lord Of The Rings Audio Books

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him the Rings of Power – the means by which he will be able to rule the world. All he lacks in his plan for dominion is the Ruling Ring, which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins find himself faced with an immense task, as the ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

A Christian can almost be forgiven for not reading the Bible, but there’s no salvation for a fantasy fan who hasn’t read the gospel of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien’s definitive three-book epic, the Lord of the Rings (encompassing The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King), and its charming precursor, The Hobbit. That many (if not most) fantasy works are in some way derivative of Tolkien is understood, but the influence of the Lord of the Rings is so universal that everybody from George Lucas to Led Zeppelin has appropriated it for one purpose or another.
Not just revolutionary because it was groundbreaking, the Lord of the Rings is timeless because it’s the product of a truly top-shelf mind. Tolkien was a distinguished linguist and Oxford scholar of dead languages, with strong ideas about the importance of myth and story and a deep appreciation of nature. His epic, 10 years in the making, recounts the Great War of the Ring and the closing of Middle-Earth’s Third Age, a time when magic begins to fade from the world and men rise to dominance. Tolkien carefully details this transition with tremendous skill and love, creating in the Lord of the Rings a universal and all-embracing tale, a justly celebrated classic. –Paul Hughes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010
On Monday I got a library card.

I haven’t had a library card for many years. When I was younger my mom would take my brother and me on frequent library trips, and I blame her for my love of reading.

After finishing the Harry Potter series, I felt comfortable with audio books. It had been a good experience, but I didn’t know if I wanted to continue. Monday I went with a friend to the local library to return some books she had borrowed, and as she discussed other books with the librarian I perused the audio book section. To my excitement and fascination I found the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as the Chronicles of Narnia, among an expansive collection of classic literature read by none other than Jim Dale.

I immediately signed up for a card. It will take nine hours to travel home for spring break, the Lord of the Rings trilogy takes 10 ? hours. Nearly perfect.


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lord of the rings audio books

lord of the rings audio books

The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring (The Complete Recordings)
An epic film score receives epic treatment with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings. Released for the first time on CD, the complete score for the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy contains more than 180 minutes of music on three CDs plus a DVD-Audio disc of the entire score in Surround Sound. Breathtaking and majestic, the 2001 Oscar and Grammy winning score compsted by Howard Shore also includes Enya’s Oscar nominated “May It Be.” For fans of any of The Lord of the Rings films, the Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings is an essential experience.

As fans of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy know, each film exists in two versions: the theatrical one and the extended one that appeared on DVD. This luxurious box set–which also comes with a detailed essay on the movie’s musical themes–features the full extended score, so many cues not on the CDs of the individual movies are included. Granted, the majority of listeners will be perfectly happy with the shorter versions of the scores–it’s a safe bet that most people can live without hearing, say, Ian McKellen’s 35-second-long ditty “The Road Goes Ever On” at the beginning of “Bag End,” or Viggo Mortensen’s performance of his own composition, “The Song of Luthien,” within the track “The Nazgul.” But if you’re a completist and/or a devotee of Howard Shore’s pounding tympani and overwhelming choral compositions (featured particularly prominently on disc 3, a large chunk of which is devoted to a battle scene), then this set is a dream come true. Audiophiles should note that the fourth disc, a DVD, offers the score in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Fire up those speakers so the whole shire can hear. –Elisabeth Vincentelli

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