The Fall of Gondolin

The Fall of Gondolin Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 8 hours and 18 minutes
Author Christopher Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrator Timothy West, Samuel West
Audible.com.au Release Date 14 November 2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B08152JFLD
Best Sellers Rank 11,883 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
126 in Historical Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
465 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
486 in Folklore

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William D. Freeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a novel but another literary lesson
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 September 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Tolkien enthusiasts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars For Tolkien Purists Unafraid of Archaisms
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5.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 November 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall of Gondolin is a triumph!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall of Gondolin is a triumph!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2019
Loved this so much that I just breathed it in!

For the uninitiated, like most of Christopher Tolkien’s work on the history of Middle-Earth, this book is not one, long narrative, but a journey through the differing developments/versions of this ‘great tale’. For those, like myself, who are into that sort of thing, then this—like the others—is par excellence; giving the depth and immersion you’ve come to expect from Christopher’s expertise and sensitivity to his father’s creations.

It’s rather poetic that Christopher Tolkien’s final editorial release of his father’s work would be first story that J.R.R Tolkien drafted of his Middle-Earth Saga. Knowing this however, brought a twinge of lament when I turned the last page; it saddens me to think that this is possibly the last of Tolkien’s work that we will see emerge. I’ve said this before (somewhere), but I firmly believe that Christopher Tolkien deserves as much praise as his father for editing and bringing all these unfinished tales posthumously to light.

At the risk of sounding paradoxical; the Fall of Gondolin is a triumph!
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