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on 27 October 2017
Great book and so much more content that I have been itching to read.

However, this is the second book in a week that I have had delivered which should be new yet seems like it has just come from somebody's bookshelf, there are an awful lot of marks and scratches to the cover, particularly the black worn off showing white through where there is a lot of wear to the corners of the spine.

That being said, the book is excellent and if it was in better condition physically it would have got 5 stars! As it is, it just doesn't look nice sat on the bookshelf.
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on 28 January 2015
It's a great piece of reading for the LotR enthusiast. I've read it over (and over) through the years as a book and wanted to try the Kindle edition. My only gripe is the number of spelling errors. I assume this has been OCR scanned from a printed source (I guess it could have been copy typed but the errors don't feel like that....) and that's probably where the issues have crept in, which seems a shame.

If you know the book quite well and just need a copy for reading in doctors waiting rooms (like me) then you'll be able to scratch your head and get past the odd typo. If it's your only copy, be a little cautious
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on 16 February 2013
I would recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to supplement their knowledge from The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings.

It can be read from cover to cover but i find as they are not full tales but as the title says - unfinished it is perfectly fine to drop in and out. This is especially true when reading the Akallabeth chapter in The Silmarillion - due to the chapters present in this book on the Second Age.

I think if someone is looking for this book then most likely they already know they will like it. If however you have stumbled upon this page having never read, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion then i would suggest reading all or some of those first as this book supplements the stories in their rather than being full blown stories in their own right.
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on 25 June 2016
If you already know Tolkien, then this is essential reading. Christopher Tolkien can command the same Miltonic style as his father can. It doesn't matter whether the Tale is by himself or his son, the same impact draws you into the magic world where the willing suspension of disbelief takes you straight to Middle Earth.
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on 13 February 2014
This was quite pricey but I was happy to buy it because Tolkien is my favourite author and Middle-earth my favourite fantasy world of all time. The delivery was excellent and the book oozes quality - from the slip case, engraving on the front and the paper quality. As for the book, the stories border of mythical grandeur matched only by The Silmarillion. A favourite read of mine.
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on 9 May 2018
Bought alongside The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin as a gift. Partner loved them however note that this book is larger in size to the others and due to the texture and colour of the covers easily shows damage, arrived slightly dented and creased in places. Other than this a great gift for any LOTR fan!
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on 7 April 2018
Very plea
sed with the book

Very pleased with the book
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on 14 January 2017
Bought Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth for my son who is a avid reader, and he tells me that this is a great book
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on 18 April 2014
To a person who was already a big fan of anything Tolkien, this extra portion of Middle Earth's history was indeed enjoyable and very informative. Granted, it is crucial that the reader required an already heavy knowledge of information of both 'The Lord of the Rings', 'The Silmarillion' and even 'The Children of Hurin', as mentioned in the forward by Christopher Tolkien, but each section will answer many questions which many fans have sought the answers for.
While reading however, I sometimes found it difficult to read, but this is to expected in a Tolkien book. Overall, it was a very good read and I will enjoy reading it once more some time in the future.
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on 9 April 2016
The book itself is fantastic. Great writing (duh, it's Tolkien), beautiful binding, good paper quality. However, Amazon's packaging did a terrible job of protecting this beauty from the harsh conditions of the postal service. Corners were crushed, the dustjacket had creases. Besides, the fold-out map included in the book was glued to the pages in such a away that it was impossible to fold it out without tearing one of the pages.
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