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Still plugging away through the audiobook of FOTR.

RosieLass
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Jun 19 2013, 3:26pm


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I guess it has been longer than I realized since I listened to it the last time, because I don't remember much about the performance. It is mostly very good, although there are places where he misses the inflection or emphasis that I think Tolkien intended. For example, when Radagast gives Gandalf the message that Saruman wants him and he keeps referring to "Shire." At one point, Gandalf corrects him and says it is "the Shire." However, Mr. Inglis reads the whole phrase "the Shire" as if it is an exclamation of surprise.

For other reading, a friend loaned me Sean Astin's book, "There and Back Again, an Actor's Tale," so as soon as I get a chance to sit down with a print book, I'll start that. The reviews on Goodreads are mixed. There are several, unfortunately, who say that Astin comes across in the book as whiny and arrogant. We'll see.

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