Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Jul 2
2020/7/2 19:47:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:
I'll purchase this. I may only listen once huts a cool thing that will help people. And in a personal note I love Andy's hoody, being a variant of the Joy Division album Unknkwn Pleasures. Very cool.

Yes, that is the best! But what is that variation?? So curious, it definitely has some meaning.
Jul 2
2020/7/2 21:25:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks, Urulókë, for the US info.

I'll definitely be purchasing this one
Jul 3
2020/7/3 3:03:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:
Abridged editions are, in my opinion, not intended to be 'the book, but read out loud' but rather 'a reading of highlights from the book.' Much like those recordings of Tolkien and Christopher reading - those are abridged (as they don't read the entire book they're reading from), yet still worth a listen.

Abridged editions were traditionally to change the audience for a book (by removing unsuitable material) or to make it cheaper to publish in the case of a long work. For audiobooks, it is usually just about length and cost. An abridged edition isn't highlights, but a coherent version of the work that simply isn't as long by virtue of having redacted extraneous elements.
Jul 3
2020/7/3 5:51:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I guess I also question describing a work as unabridged. I can understand stating something is abridged because it describes a change made to the original. Calling something unabridged almost makes it sound like the original was abridged.

Urulókë - Yes I remember those RD series of abridged classics. My dad used to have a subscription to RD and I used to look forward to getting one in the mail each month. 🙂
Jul 3
2020/7/3 17:34:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Trying to buy from recorded books is not straight forward. Need some approval to buy or even get a cost.
Bruce
Jul 3
2020/7/3 18:17:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Arbor wrote:
Trying to buy from recorded books is not straight forward. Need some approval to buy or even get a cost.
Bruce

You are right, they are not really a direct-to-consumer distributor. I expect these (CD and digital) will show up at normal retailers soon enough - Amazon, audible, libro.fm, Apple, Google Play, etc. I will keep an eye out and post links when I find them.
Jul 23
2020/7/23 19:19:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Amazon UK has listed the CD. Excellent pre-order price of £11.43.

Amazon DE has also listed it at €18.78.
Jul 23
2020/7/23 20:58:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just tried to order from Amzuk. Will not ship too Colorado best I can tell.
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