The Silmarillion

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2023
19 hours 24 minutes
The forerunner to The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion tells the earlier history of Middle-earth, recounting the events of the First and Second Ages, and introducing some of the key characters, such as Galadriel, Elrond, Elendil and the Dark Lord, Sauron.

The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

Included on the recording are several shorter works. The Ainulindalë is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabêth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the end of the Second Age, and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.

This brand-new unabridged recording is read by the acclaimed actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.
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Enjoyed this a lot

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Adam F.

my favorite fantasy, brilliantly told with the many voices of Andy Serkis. For previous listeners like myself, there is a lot of enjoyment to be gained by listening to this new version

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Rosemary C.

Tried to follow along mentally when the map locations were being described. Can visualize mentally for a while but I ran out of white paper. Couldn’t grasp the whole layout of the map. Better to have a physical map then follow along. History is not my forte but it was an interesting dialogue. I like stories better. Keeps me entertained. Glad I got the book just wasn’t all that impressed by it. Loved the narrator. I am a fan of his since Caesar series. Didn’t realize he voiced gollum in Lord if the Rings.

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