The Silmarillion audiobook is a story about Tolkien’s world’s Elder Days, or the First Age. It is the old drama to which The Lord of the Rings protagonists look back, and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.
The Silmarillion audiobook – The jewels containing the pure light of Valinor
“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.”
The Silmarillion audiobook is divided into five sections. The first, Ainulindal, describes the birth of Eä, or “the world that is.” The Valar and Maiar, Eä’s magical powers, are described in the second section, Valaquenta. The following part, Quenta Silmarillion, tells the account of events that occurred before and throughout the First Age, including the fights over three gems known as the Silmarils, which gave the book its name. The fourth section, Akallabêth, is set in the Second Age and tells the narrative of Nmenor’s and its people’s downfall. The last section, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, is a synopsis of the events leading up to and depicted in The Lord of the Rings.
Don’t expect from The Silmarillion audiobook a typical short story collection; this goes much beyond what one could expect from a prequel, sequel, more short story collections, or whatever else the mainstream fantasy sci-fi industrial complex does to drive sales these days. It could also come in useful if you’re into LARPGs and want to wow the attractive elves with a degree of nerdiness so intense that it takes over your head, whispering to your mind about alluring levels of fandom indistinguishable from total loss of vision of reality.
The history of Middle-earth is extensive and fascinating. Much later than Sauron’s and the Ring’s era. And, if at all, this feeling of history is only hinted at in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The Silmarillion audiobook is the whole picture; it is Tolkien’s fantastic universe in its whole. It’s a massive work of world building, and there’s nothing else like it. He recounts a massive quantity of history in this chapter, an incredible amount for a fictitious world to have.
The Silmarillion audiobook is incredible. It’s out of this world. It goes beyond than anything that has come before or since. This is why Tolkien is regarded as the genre’s master. He wasn’t the first, and he definitely won’t be the last, to attempt such fiction, but he was by far the greatest. When he wrote this, he more than met the standard. So, if you’re debating whether or not to read this, but the work at hand seems too big, don’t. Go to audiobook version on Free Audiobooks Online today, you won’t regret it.
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