Most Powerful Storytelling Postscript:


If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to Neil Gaiman narrate one of his books I recommend you do. 


And I will leave you with Tolkien reading one of his elvish poems (or more likely speaking it from memory).  I can just imagine it would have been wonderful if we'd been able to hear him tell "The Hobbit" or "The Lord of The Rings" orally.