There's an unabridged 14 hour version published by Bantam Books and read by
Martin Shaw. It gets 4.5 stars on Amazon (out of 5), but that doesn't help
much because they give audio versions of books the same rankings as the
books themselves, without taking into consideration that fact that a poor
performance can ruin the best book! The editorial comment says "thrillingly
read", however, so maybe it's okay. The first part is also available as an
audio download from Amazon.
From: Marianne Dole [mailto:madole@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 1:10 PM
Subject: [mythsoc] Is This Apocryphal
A friend told me that there is an audio version of The Silmarillion. Is
true, or just an "urban myth," not to be confused with a true myth. David
Bratman and Jo Wilcox (as she was then) read it to me just after its
publication (and a monumental task for them that was!). When those tapes
wore out, I got it from the National Library Service, which does the
book program for the blind, and, although the reader was competent, he
well, just competent. Sounded like he read it because it was assigned, not
because he liked mythology. So, if there is an audio version, could
please tell me what company does it? Thank you.
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