J. R. R. Tolkien - Audiobook Collection - Fixed Chapterized and Tagged

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    J. R. R. Tolkien - Audiobook Collection - Fixed Chapterized and Tagged
    Language: English
    Audiobooks Collection | 6 Audiobooks | All In One | MP3 96kbps | 3.72 GB
    Genre: Audiobook

    What can I possibly say about Tolkien that hasn't been said a hundred times? Suffice it to say that his works are incredible to read, listen to, and think about. Tolkien is certainly one of the most influential authors of all time. And thus I release this, a collection of his most important works.

    I have processed all these unabridged books in the following ways:

    1. I did not rip these. Rather I downloaded the highest quality versions available online and processed them my way. All of these books are ripped from CD.

    2. Equalized volume. Many audio books have volume discontinuities. I have equalized volumes so there shouldn't be any sudden jumps.

    3. Dehissed and noise-cleaned. When needed, I performed low pass filters and deleted pops in the audio.

    4. FULLY CHAPTERIZED. This took a few days. Each audio book was compiled into a single file (deleting bits like "end of Disc 3, please insert Disc 4") and then separated into Parts and Chapters as defined by the original books. I find this to be the best way to enjoy audiobooks and it is perfect for iPods.

    5. Encoded all books to a uniform MP3 96kbps 44.1kHz.

    6. ID3 Tagged. All audio book files have been fully ID3 tagged including full COVER ART.

    It would be virtually impossible to ever create a complete Tolkien collection as there have been literally dozens of posthumous publications which were, to a certain extent, written by him. Also extant is a great amount of poetry and academic writings. I have therefore decided to present only his major works of Middle Earth. I have not included either the "Lost Tales" or the "Unfinished Tales" collections as they are really reference books and not that pleasant to listen to. These books are available in mediocre quality here on Demonoid if you are interested -- as far as I know, these muddled cassette versions are the only and best that exist. I have included 2 posthumous works which were almost entirely written by JRR.

    Please leave any comments, questions, or suggestions you might have as they are HIGHLY APPRECIATED! :)


    Included in this collection

    1937 - The Hobbit -- read by Rob Inglis
    1954 - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring -- read by Rob Inglis
    1954 - The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers -- read by Rob Inglis
    1955 - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King -- read by Rob Inglis
    1977 - The Silmarillion -- read by Martin Shaw
    2007 - The Children of Hurin -- read by Christopher Lee


    Tolkien ebooks, including several of his Arda reference books.
    Tolkien reading poetry from his books -- originally digitized from LP.
    A nice collection of Tolkien-inspired paintings by many artists over the last 50 years.
    A large collection of maps; collated and labeled by me from various ebooks and other sources



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