12587RE: [mythsoc] Tolkien on Audio CD?
- Jul 11, 2004The intro/outro music, which I thought canned and artificial, was the only
thing I didn't like about Martin Shaw's fine reading of The Silmarillion.
- David Bratman
At 09:57 PM 7/11/2004 -0500, A. Veldhuis wrote:
>Yes, Martin Shaw's reading is amazing. I do not exaggerate. His voice is
>flowing, deep, and rich, and he gives emotion to the narrative. The part
>where he is reading Eônwë's greeting to Eärendil gives me the chills, it is
>so good; and the part at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad when Fingon calls out, "aure
>entuluva!". I have listened to it three and a half times already. And I
>personally like the music that they use at the beginning and end; I think it
>adds to it. He does try to pronounce the names as accurately as possible,
>and for the most part does a good job. I highly recommend Martin's Shaw's
>reading of the Silmarillion. I love it.
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