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for the last few weeks i've been listening to LoTR audiobooks and today the chapter about Treebeard and Ents resonated with me deeply - i did not expect to cry over fate of the trees

when i had first read the trilogy back in middle school i missed most of the nuance and stayed for the cool fights and stuff, but that's fine. yet i'm glad i've grown in empathy in some ways

by the way, Phil Dragash' audiobooks are really impressive with one narrator doing all the voices. the movie soundscapes may imprint the actors' faces in your mind, but for me after a while each character grew distinct from any adaptation.

and they're available on archive.org !

@tomasteck interestingly treebeards story was one of the only things that compelled me to keep reading. i raved about the ents for a good while back then.

havent touched the books in a while though, youre tempting me!

@noa i always it's my first time reading it in original language and i noticed that most things i had found boring before turned to be high points of current reread.

long descriptions of travel, surroundings and passage of time? great, i can make a mind map as i listen

elves i had always found boring, but this time something clicked, especially the lorien chapter and grief of company forced to move on

and i haven't noticed how well the rare jokes land!

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