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Linguaphone Conversational Course English. 1930 (French)

Tolkien's first recording!
Linguaphone Conversational Course English See christina Scull and Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. TOLKIEN Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide on page 882. The oldest recording of Tolkien, made in June 1930 Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" and the Thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless". Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with black cloth, it measures 27,5 x 27.5 x 6.8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP's. The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which advertisements for other Linguaphone courses are printed. The printings alternate black and red. On the records we can read: English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST'S / Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Prof.A. Lloyd James English Lesson 30 WIRELESS / Prof. A.Lloyd James Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Tolkien received an invitation,which no doubts he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer. In Lesson 30 "Wireless" Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to a visitor (Lloyd James again) how great this invention is (somewhat untypical Tolkien...) Antiquarian: records are in fine condition, the box is rubbed. Complete with all the course booklets in French and English. This one has the original bill as well!.*

Linguaphone Conversational Course English. 1930 (Dutch)

Tolkien's first recording!
Linguaphone Conversational Course English See christina Scull and Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. TOLKIEN Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide on page 882. The oldest recording of Tolkien, made in June 1930 Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" and the Thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless". Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with black cloth, it measures 27,5 x 27.5 x 6.8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP's. The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which cartoons from various nations. On the records we can read: English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST'S / Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Prof.A. Lloyd James English Lesson 30 WIRELESS / Prof. A.Lloyd James Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Tolkien received an invitation,which no doubts he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer. In Lesson 30 "Wireless" Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to a visitor (Lloyd James again) how great this invention is (somewhat untypical Tolkien...) Antiquarian: records are in fine condition, the box is rubbed, with the locks rusted. Complete with all the course booklets in Dutch and English.*

Linguaphone Conversational Course English. 1930 (without the books)

Linguaphone Conversational Course English See christina Scull and Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. TOLKIEN Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide on page 882. The oldest recording of Tolkien, made in June 1930 Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" and the Thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless". Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with blue cloth, it measures 27,5 x 27.5 x 6.8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP's. The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which the name Linguaphone is printed and "Ljudlektion" and "Lektion" (Swedish for audio lesson and lesson). On the records we can read: English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST'S / Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Prof.A. Lloyd James English Lesson 30 WIRELESS / Prof. A.Lloyd James Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Tolkien received an invitation,which no doubts he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer. In Lesson 30 "Wireless" Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to a visitor (Lloyd James again) how great this invention is (somewhat untypical Tolkien...) Antiquarian: records are in fine condition, the box is rubbed. Course booklets are missing.*

J.R.R. Tolkien reads The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth

Christopher Tolkien reads Beorhtnoth's Death and Ofermod
The cd-r is introduced by Christopher Tolkien. A nice recording Tokien made in his study of the Medieval poem. He makes his own sound effects (and you can hear a car going through the street...)

Tolkien Reads Excerpts from The Lord of the Rings. Cd

HarperCollins. Cd-rom..*

Christopher Tolkien Reads Excerpts from The Silmarillion. Cd

HarperCollins. Cd in a sleeve.*

Poems and Songs of Middle-earth (LP)

Caedmon, 1967
LP on which Tolkien reads from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and on the B side sings bariton William Elvin the songcycle The Road Goes Ever On zingt. On the sleeve the painting "Mordor" by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition (some wear to the sleeve).*

Poems and Songs of Middle-earth (cassette)

Collins/Caedmon, 1972. Cassette on which Tolkien reads from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and on the B side sings bariton William Elvin the songcycle The Road Goes Ever On. In a cardboard box. On the sleeve the painting "Lúthien" by Roger Garland. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring (cassette)

Collins/Caedmon, 1979. Cassette on which Tolkien reads from The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. In a cardboard box. On the sleeve the painting "The Shire" by Roger Garland. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

J.R.R. Tolkien Reads Excerpts from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

HarperCollins, 1999
Two cassettes on which Tolkien read pieces from his work. Contains also Poems and Songs of Middle-earth. On the sleeve 'Gandalf' by John Howe.*

Essential Tolkien cd

J.R.R. Tolkien, in this extraordinary, historically important recording, leads listeners with prose, poems, and songs into the fantastic world of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. This audio is based on a tape that Tolkien made for his friends in August 1952. He had been working on The Lord of the Rings for more than fourteen years by then and had almost given up hope of ever seeing it in print. But making this recording reassured him of his talent and prompted him to send his manuscripts to a former pupil who had become a publisher. The result was one of the most popular and influential series of novels of the 20th century! This recording includes the poem "The Mirror of Galadriel," originally meant for inclusion in Book Two of The Fellowship of the Ring. *

De Hobbit audio book in Dutch

Mynx, 2008. The Hobbit, read entirely in Dutch by Jan Meng. On 8 cd's. Length about 500 minutes. Sealed.*

Jackanory´s reading of The Hobbit

BBC, 2014. 2 cd set. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children´s series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. Read by the presenters of the show.*

The Hobbit, read by Martin Shaw (cd)

HarperCollins, 2000
Abridged. On 5 cd's. About 6 hours.

The Hobbit, read by Nicol Williamson

Originally released on 4 LP's in the Seventies, this is a reissue on 4 cd-r.

The Hobbit, read in full by Rob Inglis (UK)

HarperCollins Audio Books, 2002. Unabridged reading of the book on 10 cd's, about 12 hours long. In a jewelcase, decorated by Alan Lee.*

The Lord of the Rings, read by Rob Inglis

HarperCollins, 2002. The complete book, read in full by actor Rob Inglis. On 46 cd's, lenght about 54 hours... In a box, decorated with the fellowship in silhouette. Cd inlays illustrated by Alan Lee.*

The Fellowship of the Ring - Rob Inglis

HarperCollins Audio Books, 2001
Complete reading on 14 cassettes in a slipcase decorated by Alan Lee. About 19 hours.*

The Fellowship of the Ring, read by Rob Inglis (cd)

HarperCollins. Boxed set of 16 cd's, about 18 hours long. Cover by Alan Lee.*

The Two Towers, read by Rob Inglis

HarperCollins. Boxed set of 14 cd's, about 18 hours long. Cover by Alan Lee.*

Of the Valar and Valinor before the Darkening, read by Martin Shaw

HarperCollins, 1998
Two cassettes on which Shaw reads these chapters from The Silmarillion. About 3 hours. Cover by Ted Nasmith.*

Of Elves and Men in Middle-earth, read by Martin Shaw

HarperCollins, 1998
Two cassettes on which Shaw reads these chapters from The Silmarillion. About 3 hours. Cover by Ted Nasmith.*

Of the Fall of Númenor and the Rings of Power, read by Shaw

HarperCollins, 1998
Two cassettes on which Shaw reads these chapters from The Silmarillion. About 3 hours. Cover by Ted Nasmith.*

Of Túrin and Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin, read by Martin Shaw

HarperCollins, 1998
Two cassettes on which Shaw reads these chapters from The Silmarillion. About 3 hours. Cover by Ted Nasmith.*

The Silmarillion Giftpack, read by Martin Shaw (cassettes)

HarperCollins, 1998
The Silmarillion read in full on 10 cassettes. About 15 hours. In a slipcase. Cover by Ted Nasmith.