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on 11 December 2014
F*cking awesome book. Why don't people write like this any more?
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on 6 January 2015
such a good read, and great buy for any lord of the rings fan
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on 29 June 2014
Explains much of Lord of the Rings. One of my Favourite books
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on 5 October 2009
If you are a Tolkien Fan and have read the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit then you should most definitely read The Silmarillion. It really sheds a new light on his later works and gives the reader a better insight to Middle Earth.
I bought both The Silmarillion and the Children of Hurin and since reading both of these books, I've gone back to read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books.
Brilliant!
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on 29 March 2016
Needed to add this to my Tolkien collection. Always magical.
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on 15 November 2010
If you want to know the history of the two ages of the world before the war of the War of the Ring, you need to work your way through this history. Don't read (listen to) this until you've read the origianl triogy or you will spoil some of the surprises. An excellent reading of this quite dense text. There's a lot to listen to and the reading makes it quite easy. Good value too.
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on 30 August 2003
MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ THE HOBBIT AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS DO NOT REALISE THAT THESE WERE NOT THE ONLY BOOKS PUBLISHED BY TOLKIEN, AND THAT THOSE TALES ARE ONLY A PART OF THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ARDA, IN WHICH MIDDLE-EARTH IS BUT ONE CONTINENT.
THE SILMARILLION IS THE TALE OF HOW THE WORLD OF ARDA WAS MADE, AND OF ITS HISTORY, LEADING FROM THE FIRST AGE TO THE START OF THE THIRD AGE, BEFORE THE EVENTS OF 'THE HOBBIT' AND 'THE LORD OF THE RINGS' TAKE PLACE.
MANY HISTORICAL EVENTS THAT CHARACTERS IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS LOOK BACK AND REFER TO, ARE SOME OF THE MANY EXCITING AND INTERESTING TALES THAT ARE IN THIS BOOK, e.g. THE ORIGINS SAURON (SERVENT OF THE FIRST DARK LORD MORGOTH), THE MAKING OF THE RINGS OF POWER AND THE BATTLE IN WHICH ISILDUR CUT THE RULING RING FROM SAURONS FINGER, THE COMING OF GALADRIEL TO MIDDLE-EARTH AND ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF GANDALF AND THE OTHER ISTARI (WIZARDS).
THIS BOOK IS JUST AS BRILLIANT AS THE HOBBIT AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND FOR FANS OF TOLKIEN, ANSWERS MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MIDLE-EARTH.
A MUST FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO LIKE TOLKIEN.
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on 9 January 2015
Most fascinating fantasy read I have ever encountered.
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on 5 February 2015
What a book, it's like the bible of middle earth!!
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on 30 April 2016
Arrived quick. Everything was good. Amazing Book.
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