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Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
Indeed, & that is the kind of price a set goes for...
eBay Item #271597594176

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Mind you. that is an odd auction as the text claims that the books are Houghton Mifflin (and makes reference to a 4th printing of volume 12) and the picture shows the UK editions, including the Index. I wonder what the buyer eventually receives...

Posted on: 2014/9/16 14:32


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Why would anyone pay this kind of Money for HoME these days? I mean, GBP 3,724, Really???

Sil - 20 pounds
UT - 20 pounds
Books 1 - 9 - 30 pounds each (some maybe more, some a bit less)
Book 10 - 60 pounds (?)
Book 11 - 125 pounds
Book 12 - 150 pounds

So a realistic price would probably a grand total of GBP 600 to get a set of 1/1 HoME these days (a guess, but I don't think I'd be far off -- they are far cheaper than they used to be). I know there would be time to find them and cost of postage, but are there really buyers out there that would pay an extra 3,000 pounds just to save a bit of time and effort getting a set of books that aren't remotely rare?

I do think a lot of the professional sellers of Tolkien books take advantage of schmucks. A reasonable profit over and above the carrying cost of inventory is one thing, but I think some of the key players in this space push the boundaries of ethical business (And yes, I know no one is forced to buy).


eBay Item #230664046535

Posted on: 2014/9/15 23:27

Edited by Stu on 2014/9/15 23:48:28


Re: The Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit Collection [BBC Audiobooks]
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Karl wrote:
I'm interested in purchasing CDs of the BBC Tolkien productions. This (2011) set has 19 CDs (5 Hobbit, 14 LoTR). The 2009 J.R.R. Tolkien Collection includes Tales from the Perilous Realm and J.R.R. Tolkien: An Audio Portrait. It has a total of 21 discs - with 4 each for The Hobbit and each book of the trilogy and an additional 5 for Tales and the Portrait. Does the newer set have more (Hobbit and LotR) content with its 3 additional discs (19 vs. 16)? From what I can glean from Amazon, the individually sold sets are as follows:

Tales: 3 discs
Audio Portrait: 2 discs
Hobbit: 5 discs (contains "bonus author interview")
LotR: 12 discs (one of which is music)

These seem to correlate with the 2009 set with the exception of the extra Hobbit disc (is this simply the bonus interview? - is this the same extra disc as the 2011 set?).

Can anyone sort this out for me?


I don't think the newer sets have any additional content for "The Lord of the Rings". The original LoTR set is 14 CDs (13 hours dramatisation + 1 Music CD). I bought one of the first batch of CDs when they first came out on CD as a numbered limited edition. They have been re-released plenty of times since, but I think the content has always remained identical and only the packaging has changed.

Not sure about "The Hobbit". That is only 8 half hour episodes (i.e. 4 CDs), and not sure what the extra disc is. I'd be very surprised if the extra disc is anything other than the "bonus author interview", though, given the dramatisation was done back in '67, and there is only one extra CD in total (19 rather than 18).

I would think that Tales from the Perilous Realm would run to 2 discs, as it was two cassettes when I got it. That would take you up to the 21 discs in the complete set that you mention.

The BBC LoTR is absolutely fantastic. Best adaptation of anything, ever, in any medium. The Hobbit is not so good, but still worth a listen - some of the voices are very poor and the pronunciation of some of the names makes me want to punch the actors :) Still worth a listen, though, as some of the actors do a very acceptable job (e.g. Thorin).

Posted on: 2014/9/14 20:45


Re: Oxonmoot 2014
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wellinghall wrote:
Well, there are a few strange people in the room with me, including Garm and, I think , Trotter

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Good stuff. Hope you all have a fun/interesting weekend.

Posted on: 2014/9/12 3:56


Re: Oxonmoot 2014
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Is anyone else at Oxonmoot this weekend?

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Wouldn't be much of a "moot" if it was just you :)




Posted on: 2014/9/12 3:44



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