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  • John D Rateliff
    Sep 8, 2012
      Are you sure about the ATB one. I hadn't been aware of that one. Mr. Bliss is also new to me. Thanks for the list -- v. interesting.

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      From: "C.N. Bartch"
      Sent: Sep 8, 2012 6:51 PM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books

      Oh, I did neglect to mention that there are also Library of Congress recordings (for the blind primarily) for Unfinished Takes, The Book of Lost Tales 1 and 2, and Roverandom. I believe that the last time I checked there were also recordings for a couple other works, but I do not recall at the moment what they were.


      On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM, C.N. Bartch <cnbartch@...> wrote:
      There are actually quite a number of Tolkien audio books available in different flavors.
      For unabridged readings there are:
      By Rob Inglis:
      The Hobbit
      The Lord of the Rings
      By Marin Shaw:
      The Silmarillion
      (he also has an abridged recording of The Hobbit out)
      By Christopher Lee:
      The Children of Hurin
      By Derek Jacobi:
      Farmer Giles of Ham
      Smith of Wooten Major
      Leaf by Niggle
      Letters from Father Christmas
      The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
      Mr. Bliss
      By Terry Jones:
      Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with Pearl and Sir Orfeo
      By Brian Cox (unreleased as far as I'm aware):
      The Ledgend of Sigurd and Gudrun

      Then you have BBC dramatizations of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. There also exists a BBC dramatization of The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth and an older lost version of The Lord of the Rings.
      Next is the Mind's Eye/NPR dramatizations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
      Also Nicol Williamson's fantastic dramatization of The Hobbit is one that must not be overlooked.

      Then you have Tolkien's own recordings of excerpts from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as his Poems and Songs of Middle-earth recordings. Also the private recording of The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth by Tolkien which was only ever released on cassette to the 1992 centennial conference.

      I believe that about covers the gamut of  available audio recordings. Of course I may have inadvertently left something off, I would gladly except corrections.


      On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Doug Kane <dougkane@...> wrote:

      There is also Sigurd and Gudrun, read by Brian Cox.

      Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 9:42 AM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books


      Yes, Derek Jacobi recorded the Father Christmas Lettersa few years back, and did a great job of it too. Highly recommended.
      I don't know of any of the HME volumes being audiobooks. Alas.
      --John R.

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      From: Mich
      Sent: Sep 8, 2012 3:53 PM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books

      Hi all. I just was wondering what other audio books have been put out by Tolkien aside from lotr and the Hobbit and the Silmorillion? I know that the bbc put out copies of the tales from the perilus realm as a drama as well as the bbc lotr play and the hobbit. I also know that other books have been put out like the children of huren as well as roverrandum and that is all that come to mind. does any one know if any of the father Christmas letters or any of the 12 volumes by Tolkien's Sun Christifor have been put out in audio format? there was also the j r r tolkien collection witch was of Tolkien him self reading different passages from lord of the rings and the Hobbit and also J R R Tolkien a audio portrait. I just am wondering if I am missing any of the books in audio format. from Mich. 

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