The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby daughter of the King » Feb 25, 2019 4:06 pm

jo wrote:Morgoth's Ring is one of the HoM-e volumes I do not yet have. Well, that is going to change soon.

Ditto. ;)) I actually immediately went to amazon to see if it was available on kindle. It looks like the first two history books are available on kindle unlimited, but I'm not seeing the rest.
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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby fantasia » Mar 03, 2019 2:45 pm

I have no idea how long this has been available, but Amazon popped up an ad for me today for the Silmarillion available on Audible!!!!! I know when I looked a year ago, the only language you could get it in was German (I think).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016N9U37Q

We cancelled our audible account a while back, but I think I'm going to have to buy this one flat out because it's one I've wanted for my husband for forever (it's one of his top two favorite books of all time). And quite frankly, I'd like to listen to it as well. :D
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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby hogglestock » Mar 04, 2019 8:59 am

I'm actually listening to the Silmarillion right now! I got a 3-month Audible deal at the end of the year and happened to see that it was available. :D I like it--the narrator does a good job with it. Still kinda depressing, though.

I've also been reading Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth that I happened upon on the new book shelf at the library, and last night I read an essay on the Norse mythology influence Tolkien used. It was encouraging to see that he took the very depressing "we're definitely gonna lose but we'll fight really hard anyway" mentality from that mythology and infused it with some victory and hope for his works.
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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby johobbit » Mar 06, 2019 8:15 am

:) fantasia and hogglestock! The Sil is a favourite of mine too, fk. How great this is now available!

And, hogglestock, ahhh, Tolkien's term "the long defeat" has always seemed quite pessimistic to me on the surface too, but then, yes! he does imbibe his writings with the final victory, bringing such hope—a eucatastrophe out of deep darkness. Not that I have that term all figured out. :P Here is a interesting related article on this very subject.

I just read that a longer trailer of the Tolkien movie is out. the film releases May 10, the day after my birthday! :)
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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby hogglestock » Mar 06, 2019 8:59 pm

Interesting article! I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I think the author meant by his use of the term, and also exactly what I think Galadriel meant.

I have to say that the longer trailer makes me a little more optimistic about the Tolkien movie. The first one just made me cringe--way too Lord of the Rings-ish. But maybe it'll be ok after all. :)
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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby Varnafinde » Mar 07, 2019 4:06 pm

hogglestock wrote:I have to say that the longer trailer makes me a little more optimistic about the Tolkien movie. The first one just made me cringe--way too Lord of the Rings-ish. But maybe it'll be ok after all. :)


I felt the same about the newest, longer trailer. I was pleased to see that they do indeed cover the fellowship of four young men who want to make the world a better place through art, which they want to contribute themselves. How sad that half of them (or was that three?) were lost in the war graveyards in France.
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Re: The Road Goes Ever On and On: Everything Tolkien - Book 2

Postby fantasia » Apr 14, 2019 8:41 pm

A slightly off the beaten path post here.

The other day I was driving along thinking of the Fellowship of the Rings movie, and think of the two most adorable hobbits in there that happened to be PJ's kiddos. It suddenly hit me that that movie has been out for a while now, and after doing some math in my head, I realized those two would have to be... adults.... by now. *brain explodes*

But just for fun I went and did a google search tonight and low and behold, I found pictures from when the Hobbit movies came out.

I thought it was fun and that I ought to share with you all. ;))
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1116175/med ... 1895759360

Oh, and I saw that Season 1 of LotR on Amazon will be filmed in Scotland....
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