The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion

Middle-earth Universe

J.R.R. Tolkien with Martin Shaw (Narrator)

14 hours, 45 minutes first pub 1977 (editions)

fiction classics fantasy adventurous challenging slow-paced

Description

The story of the creation of the world and of the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were j...

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Community Reviews Summary of 9,548 reviews

Moods

adventurous 80%
challenging 55%
dark 37%
informative 36%
emotional 22%
inspiring 22%
sad 22%
mysterious 21%
reflective 20%
tense 13%
hopeful 12%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 81%
medium 15%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 32% | Character: 6% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 29% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 30% | No: 14% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 38% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 16% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.99

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