An unfinished book by J R R Tolkien will be published on April 17 after being completed by the late author's son. Christopher Tolkien has spent 30 years working on The Children Of Hurin, which his father started in 1918 but later abandoned. Extracts from the novel, which is set before the events of the Rings trilogy, have been published before. It has been illustrated by Alan Lee, who won an Oscar for his artwork on The Return Of The King film in 2004. The Children Of Hurin will also be available from Amazon.com on April. 17.
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The audiobooks of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released July 21, the same time as the books. The Grammy-winning Jim Dale will once again be narrating the US version, whilst the British Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows audiobook will be narrated by Stephen Fry. Apparently the unabridged novel will come in at around 21 hours.