Sorry about your being out bid on the second tape. However, it seems that you may have a new hope, as do I. The site with the Tolkien recordings--excerpts from various books:
In addition to this web site, I have found another that brings good news on this topic--this was discover in may of last year so they may be selling them by now or that might not be too far off. Check it out:
I think though that once you hear those recordings it will just make you want to hear Tolkien read the entire books--that is how I feel!
About my name, Cardthruil. In consistency with Tolkien's grammatic instructions, it would actually be pronounced Car - Thru - eel (silent D). But whatever haha.
Thanks. Talk to you later,