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  • Mich
    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
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      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. 
    • John D Rateliff
      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
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        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.




        -----Original Message-----
        From: Mich
        Sent: Sep 8, 2012 3:53 PM
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        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. 


      • Doug Kane
        There is also Sigurd and Gudrun, read by Brian Cox. From: John D Rateliff Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 9:42 AM To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re:
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          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.




          -----Original Message-----
          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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        • C.N. Bartch
          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
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            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
            Roverandom
            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.

            ~Chris

            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.




            -----Original Message-----
            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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          • C.N. Bartch
            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,
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              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.

              ~Chris

              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
              Roverandom
              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.

              ~Chris


              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.




              -----Original Message-----
              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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            • Doug Kane
              Thanks, Chris. I didn t know about the Library of Congress recordings. What I would really like is a dramatic reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #,
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                Thanks, Chris.  I didn't know about the Library of Congress recordings.
                 
                What I would really like is a dramatic reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #, particularly the incomplete later Lay of Leithian.  I think that would really make those works come to live in a way that most people don't appreciate.
                 
                I presume that they will do an audio book of The Fall of Arthur.  That will be great, I'm sure.

                Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 10:51 AM
                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.

                ~Chris

                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
                Roverandom
                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.

                ~Chris


                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.




                -----Original Message-----
                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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              • David Bratman
                ... Do you want me to suggest this as a program item for next year s Mythcon? They were murmuring at me about doing a dramatic presentation of some sort, and
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                  Doug Kane wrote:

                  >What I would really like is a
                  >dramatic reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #, particularly the incomplete
                  >later Lay of Leithian. I think that would really make those works come to
                  >live in a way that most people don't appreciate.

                  Do you want me to suggest this as a program item for next year's Mythcon? They were murmuring at me about doing a dramatic presentation of some sort, and a live group reading would be a cool thing. I'd need to check on whether we'd have to get rights to do this.
                • Mike Foster
                  David, Check British vs. US copyright law. Doing a one-off reading, unrecorded & never to be sold, ought to be privileged use. For my part, I’d like to be
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                    David,
                        Check British vs. US copyright law.  Doing a one-off reading, unrecorded & never to be sold, ought to be privileged use.
                     
                        For my part, I’d like to be in on the entertainment with Jo et alia. doing the Motown JRRT, WHERE DID OUR RINGO?
                     
                        I’d also volunteer to be on a panel during the day-tripper sessions called THE PETER JACKSON TRILOGY _THE HOBBIT_: why we hates it & hates it forever.  Party smile
                     
                        Cheers, Mike
                     
                    Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 2:20 PM
                    Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books
                     
                     

                    Doug Kane wrote:

                    >What I would really like is a
                    >dramatic
                    reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #, particularly the incomplete
                    >later
                    Lay of Leithian. I think that would really make those works come to
                    >live
                    in a way that most people don't appreciate.

                    Do you want me to suggest this as a program item for next year's Mythcon? They were murmuring at me about doing a dramatic presentation of some sort, and a live group reading would be a cool thing. I'd need to check on whether we'd have to get rights to do this.

                  • Doug Kane
                    David, I think that would be a fantastic idea, if possible. My best guess is that legally there wouldn t be any issue, but it still would be good to clear it
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                      David, I think that would be a fantastic idea, if possible.  My best guess is that legally there wouldn't be any issue, but it still would be good to clear it beforehand, just for sake of simple courtesy.

                      Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 12:20 PM
                      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books

                       

                      Doug Kane wrote:

                      >What I would really like is a
                      >dramatic
                      reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #, particularly the incomplete
                      >later
                      Lay of Leithian. I think that would really make those works come to
                      >live
                      in a way that most people don't appreciate.

                      Do you want me to suggest this as a program item for next year's Mythcon? They were murmuring at me about doing a dramatic presentation of some sort, and a live group reading would be a cool thing. I'd need to check on whether we'd have to get rights to do this.

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                    • John D Rateliff
                      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. --JDR -----Original
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                        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.
                        --JDR



                        -----Original Message-----
                        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.

                        ~Chris

                        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
                        Roverandom
                        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.

                        ~Chris


                        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.




                        -----Original Message-----
                        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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                      • John D Rateliff
                        We did a one-shot five-person dramatic reading of The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun at Kalamazoo last year. So suspect it wdn t be a problem. -JDR -----Original
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                          We did a one-shot five-person dramatic reading of "The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun" at Kalamazoo last year. So suspect it wdn't be a problem.
                          -JDR




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                          From: Doug Kane
                          Sent: Sep 8, 2012 9:57 PM
                          To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books



                          David, I think that would be a fantastic idea, if possible.  My best guess is that legally there wouldn't be any issue, but it still would be good to clear it beforehand, just for sake of simple courtesy.

                          Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 12:20 PM
                          Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books

                           

                          Doug Kane wrote:

                          >What I would really like is a
                          >dramatic reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #, particularly the incomplete
                          >later Lay of Leithian. I think that would really make those works come to
                          >live in a way that most people don't appreciate.

                          Do you want me to suggest this as a program item for next year's Mythcon? They were murmuring at me about doing a dramatic presentation of some sort, and a live group reading would be a cool thing. I'd need to check on whether we'd have to get rights to do this.

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                        • Mike Foster
                          This is shaping. Who is in charge of 2013 Mythcon programming? I have a few paltry lukewarm lima bean papers & panels to volunteer. Mike From: John D Rateliff
                          Message 12 of 14 , Sep 8, 2012
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                            This is shaping.
                             
                            Who is in charge of 2013 Mythcon programming?  I have a few paltry lukewarm lima bean papers & panels to volunteer.
                             
                            Mike
                             
                            Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 6:18 PM
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                            We did a one-shot five-person dramatic reading of "The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun" at Kalamazoo last year. So suspect it wdn't be a problem.
                            -JDR




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                            From: Doug Kane
                            Sent: Sep 8, 2012 9:57 PM
                            To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books



                            David, I think that would be a fantastic idea, if possible.  My best guess is that legally there wouldn't be any issue, but it still would be good to clear it beforehand, just for sake of simple courtesy.
                             
                            Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 12:20 PM
                            Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien audio books
                             
                             

                            Doug Kane wrote:

                            >What I would really like is a
                            >dramatic reading of some of the Lays in HoMe #, particularly the incomplete
                            >later Lay of Leithian. I think that would really make those works come to
                            >live in a way that most people don't appreciate.

                            Do you want me to suggest this as a program item for next year's Mythcon? They were murmuring at me about doing a dramatic presentation of some sort, and a live group reading would be a cool thing. I'd need to check on whether we'd have to get rights to do this.

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                          • C.N. Bartch
                            The ATB one is only available on the Tales from the Perilous Realm set (
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                              The ATB one is only available on the Tales from the Perilous Realm set (http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles/56305/tales-from-the-perilous-realm-unabridged-edition-j-r-r-tolkien-9780007237333). That I actually have, so I am quite certain of it.

                              Info on the Mr. Bliss one:  http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles/39315/mr-bliss-unabridged-edition-j-r-r-tolkien-9780007440511 

                              As for the LOC ones, if you search the catalog at  http://www.loc.gov/nls/ you will find quite a few titles available. The only ones I've actually heard though are the few I listed (UT, BOLT1 & 2, Roverandom).

                              ~Chris

                              On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 4:11 PM, John D Rateliff <sacnoth@...> wrote:
                               

                              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.
                              --JDR



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                              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.

                              ~Chris

                              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
                              Roverandom
                              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.

                              ~Chris


                              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
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                              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
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                              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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                              ... The LOC titles are only available to the sight-impaired, however... at least, if I read the site correctly. I m sure there is a copyright issue involved,
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                                > Posted by: "C.N. Bartch" cnbartch@... cnbartch
                                > Date: Sat Sep 8, 2012 4:57 pm ((PDT))
                                >
                                > As for the LOC ones, if you search the catalog at
                                > http://www.loc.gov/nls/ you
                                > will find quite a few titles available. The only ones I've actually
                                > heard though are the few I listed (UT, BOLT1 & 2, Roverandom).

                                The LOC titles are only available to the sight-impaired, however... at least, if I read the site correctly. I'm sure there is a copyright issue involved, and I certainly wouldn't want to prevent those whose only option is an audiobook from hearing them, but is there any legal, moral way for those of us who merely enjoy audiobooks to get the LOC versions?


                                Paul Westermeyer
                                paul.westermeyer@...

                                “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
                                J. R. R. Tolkien, _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring_
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