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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Dickerson Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781621881001
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Discover the enchantment of Tolkienu2019s Middle-earth…_x000D_ _x000D_ u201cWhat are the costs of military victory? Is mercy sometimes too expensive? Can torture ever be justified? Are there any moral absolutes in a world of competing faiths and cultures? A Hobbit Journey traces these and many other issues through their surprisingly detailed presentation in Tolkienu2019s fiction. If anyone should still doubt Tolkienu2019s applicability and relevance to the 21st century, this is the book to put in their hands.u201d _x000D_ -Thomas Shippey,author of J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century_x000D_ _x000D_ u201cJ.R.R. Tolkienu2019s stories are countries full of treasure that will go undiscovered and unappreciated unless we learn how to be attentive treasure hunters. Matthew Dickerson writes as one who has spent his summers in the Shire, hiked every trail in Mirkwood Forest, taken counsel from Gandalf, and argued with Gollum and Smaug. Itu2019s as though he sharpened the tools of his intellect in deep conversation with Tolkien himself. He will prove to be a thought-provoking guide through Middle-earth whether youu2019re a frequent visitor there or a newcomer ready for the adventure of a lifetime.u201d _x000D_ -Jeffrey Overstreet, author of Auraliau2019s Colors and Through a Screen Darkly_x000D_ _x000D_ u201cA Hobbit Journey instantly engages readers with its combination of scholarly knowledge and love for J.R.R. Tolkienu2019s work. Matthew Dickerson resists imposing his own rigid, limiting thesis and instead interprets the text by simply pointing out to fellow readers what is there. In doing so, he illuminates the power of Tolkienu2019s stories to challenge, delight, and transform us.u201d_x000D_ -Colin Duriez, author of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend_x000D_ Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Heaton | 11/18/2013

    " decent overview of how the writings of Tolkien had Christian underpinnings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leaflet | 1/16/2013

    " Excellent book on really understanding Tolkien. "

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About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him several Earphones Awards, a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. He has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.