Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tolkien Reads from His Works

You have to listen to this recording of Tolkien reading from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, both poems and prose.  Here is the video.


  1. Wow... I'm so blown away. Where did you find this? I can't believe someone ACTUALLY has audio of Tolkien reading from HIS books! This is amazing! :D

    1. I found it actually on YouTube, but it was originally published as a separate audio release which you can probably purchase online. I think it is really neat to hear how he reads his own poems and especially when he read the "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" poem, he helped me with my elvish pronunciation. I'm glad you liked it!

  2. I've heard bits of this before! It's pretty cool to be able to hear the text as it was meant to be read. :D Thanks for posting.