Father-and-son duo Timothy and Samuel West bring decades of classic British stage and film experience to voicing this collection. The tales and poems feature a pair of star-crossed lovers near and dear to J.R.R. Tolkien's heart--the mortal human, Beren, and the beautiful, immortal elf maiden, Lúthien. Tolkien spent years revising and revisiting these stories, based on Welsh folktales and his deep love for his late wife, Edith. Samuel West is especially adept at accentuating the heightened language and finding the intricate rhythms in the epic poems, such as "The Lay of Leithian," which sounds as spellbinding, mythic, and timeless as the ancient Nordic, Germanic, and Celtic chronicles that Tolkien studied and drew inspiration from his entire life. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Digital Download HarperCollins Publishers Limited 2020
DD ISBN $13.08
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