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There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

In that remote time, Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in the vast fortress of Angband, the Hells of Iron, in the North; and the tragedy of Túrin and his sister Nienor unfolded within the shadow of the fear of Angband and the war waged by Morgoth against the lands and secret cities of the Elves. Their brief and passionate lives were dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bore them as the children of Húrin, the man who had dared to defy and to scorn him to his face. Against them he sent his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire.

Into this story of brutal conquest and flight, of forest hiding-places and pursuit, of resistance with lessening hope, the Dark Lord and the Dragon enter in direly articulate form. Sardonic and mocking, Glaurung manipulated the fates of Túrin and Nienor by lies of diabolic cunning and guile, and the curse of Morgoth was fulfilled.

The earliest versions of this Tolkien story go back to the end of the First World War and the years that followed. But long afterwards, when The Lord of the Rings was finished, he revised and greatly enlarged it, enhancing complexities of motive and character. It became the dominant story in his later work on Middle-earth. But he could not bring it to a final and finished form. In this book, Christopher Tolkien has constructed, after long study of the manuscripts, a coherent narrative without any editorial invention.

©2007 J. R. R. Tolkien Copyright Trust and Christopher Reuel Tolkien (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

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A must for Tolkien Fans!

A sad and cruel story of the old ages of Middleearth. Wonderfully read by Christopher Lee.There is nothing cheerful about this story, but it's interesting to dive into the history of The Lord of the Rings and - thanks to the author and the speaker - pictures build up in your mind.

3 von 3 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

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Who better to read Tolkien, than Cristopher Lee?

The epic Saga of the cursed kin of Hurin, who defied the Dark Lord Morgoth. Tolkien weaves a tragic tale in the first Age of Middle-Earth.

The powerful voice of Christopher Lee is a perfect fit for this book.

I had just finished the book, when I came across this production and bought it without a second thought. At first I wanted to listen to it later and just listened to the first 5 minutes or so to confirm my expectations, but Lee's reading tied me to my chair and I finished it right after I had finished the book without being bored for 1 second.

A definite must-have for fans of both, Tolkien and Lee. And a good start for people new to Tolkien and Middle-Earth.

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Ein Muss für jeden Tolkien Fan.

Würden Sie The Children of Hurin noch mal anhören? Warum?

Ich werde es mir sicher noch einige Male anhören. Jeder, der die Werke von Tolkien zu schätzen weiß, wird sich an diesem ungekürzten Hörbuch erfreuen. Christopher Lee als Sprecher, der selber ein großer Fan von Tolkiens Werken ist und Saruman in den Verfilmungen von Peter Jackson spielt, ist für mich persönlich ein großer Pluspunkt.

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Die Stimme macht's aus

Ich muss zugeben, dass ich der Erzählung stellenweise nicht ganz folgen konnte und mich vor allem am Anfang viele Namen verwirrt haben. Ein Hörgenuss ist jedenfalls die Stimme von Christopher Lee!

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Christopher Lee and J.R.R. Tolkien harmony

Great Story , perfectly read and written a true gem for Tolkien Fans, can't wait for more of the tales by Tolkien

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Kann man hören, muss man aber nicht...

Zumindest nicht, wenn man die Geschichte aus dem Silmarillion gut kennt. Denn man erfährt hier nichts Neues. Dieses Hörbuch ist eine längere Fassung mitbieten Dialogen, die die Story in die Länge zieht. Persönlich hatte ich mehr erhofft. Trotzdem ist es immer noch eine der traurigsten Geschichten des Tolkien-Universums und wer sie nicht kennt, sollte sie hören!

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a perfect match!

The voice of the white wizard himself tells a tale full of wonders, elves, doom, dragons and what happened in Middle - earth in the days long long ago. A pleasure from beginning to end!