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The Silmarillion: Of Turin and Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
The Silmarillion Of Turin and Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
The forerunner to "Lord of the Rings", "The Simarilion" fills in the background which lies behind the popular work, and gives the earlier history of Middle-earth, introducing some of the key characters.
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ISBN-13: 9780001054677
ISBN-10: 0001054678
Publication Date: 8/17/1998
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Publisher: HarperCollins Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Silmarillion: Of Turin and Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Rather dry reading. Interesting material, but definitely more encyclopedic than narrative. Devotees of Tolkein's world will enjoy this book.
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Helpful Score: 5
I call this book The Bible of the Middle Earth, and rightfully so. It provides a lot information and background prior to the events of The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. Of how things were created, of the coming of the Elves, of the wars, Sauron's beginning, etc. it just fills up the things that were not explained before and the things that left you wondering or wanting to know more about. You definetly need to read this book if you're a Tolkien fan.
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Helpful Score: 5
I suggest approaching this book as if you were tackling a research project and not a novel.

Challenging but rewarding if you persevere.
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Helpful Score: 4
Biblical in it's language and style. If you want the history of Middle Earth, the first through third ages, this is for you.
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Prequel to the "Lord of the Rings" and the "Hobbit", much more Old Testament-ish than the hobbit books.
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