Forgotten Ruin [Amazon link], the new audiobook by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole, narrated by Christopher Ryan Grant, is described by the authors as Tolkien meets Shock + Awe. I would describe it as a wonderful mashup of all of my favorite things in dudelit, the masculine adventure fiction that spans
I find it refreshing to look back to 2002 and remember Peter Jackson's accomplishment in the Two Towers. That movie was just about right, long, but the source material was long and beloved. The temptation of Boromir is masterfully done, and Helm's Deep was even better than I imagined it.
I cannot remember the first time I read the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. I know I was very young, and I remember getting worn paperback copies from the local library's children's section. In that library, I remember a mural on the wall of Frodo and Sam's descent