Lord of the Rings explained



Everyone that knows me in any kind of intimate way knows that I love hobbits more than people. I read The Lord of the Rings at least once a year 1. Tolkien has been an important part of my life, but I understand why others might find the literature and lore daunting. There are wonderful themes woven throughout the books, but they can be overlooked when faced with all of the languages and names and places—as well as the prose itself. And as much as I love the movies for what they are, they don’t do a great job at making these things easier to understand. Fortunately, CGP Grey is here for that very purpose.


  1. Sometimes I listen to it. I really recommend this fan-made recording. He uses music and other sounds from the movies, making it more of an old radio show than an audiobook.

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