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J.R.R. Tolkien

Today is the birthday of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien …

And in commemoration, we offer these recordings of Tolkien reading from The Lord of the Rings!

Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien

50th Anniversary Hardback Edition
HMH Books, 2004
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The Tale Goes Ever On and On

A Review of

A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth

Matthew Dickerson

Paperback: Brazos, 2012.
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Reviewed by Timothy Stege.


The Christmas season is always a time of anticipation, and for lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, this holiday season holds yet another reason to countdown the days in December: the release of the ?rst installment of The Hobbit, directed by Peter Jackson. I haven’t needed a calendar to mark the approach of the release date; several days a week I walk past a bookstore in downtown Chicago on my way to work and watch as the Hobbit-themed merchandise takes up more shelf, table, and window space as the day draws nearer. In addition to various versions of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and other Tolkien works, you can get bobble head Gollums, Bilbo Baggins action ?gures, and plastic light-up Sting swords. There are, of course, multiple books capitalizing on the new ?lm that present themselves as companions or guides to Tolkien’s story and Jackson’s adaptation.


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