• Christian History Issue #78

  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • By: Hovel Audio
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 07-10-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com
  • 4.4 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Christian History takes a look, in this issue, at how Tolkien influenced culture and what the influences in his life were. How his Catholicism and friendship with C.S. Lewis influenced what he wrote about Hobbits, dragons, and overcoming great evil. This issue takes the time to examine many areas of the life of the man who created the 20th century's greatest myth.
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By Mark Acker on 07-20-12

The man behind the mythology we all love!

This is a fascinating review of Tolkien's background and gives great insight into his character. If you've ever read his writing and wondered what shaped his unique perspective, you'll find it here. I love Kate Reading and she's the perfect choice for this investigative-style performance. But be forewarned: her smooth, soothing tones can cause drowsiness. I don't recommend operating heavy machinery while listening. There's something very NPR-ish about the whole thing.

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By Steve Morningstar on 02-03-15

On Tolkien

Loved everything about it. Found pdf of transcript off magazine's website! This was a grand slam: a great subject, writing, narrator, & Audible.com to bring them all home.

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