I first heard this production years ago when it first aired. I have since purchased it many times as new technologies are invented and old ones discarded. This particular one has been edited so that it just flows on without the original episodes. I don't know when that was done but it is very well done. As many times as I have listened to the version that is split up into episodes, I cannot tell where the original breaks occurred. And I certainly do not miss the frequent interruptions for theme music and credits that the old version had. This is far better.
Sticking to the original story. This bastardization of the book is appalling! Truly horrible, such dramatic license should not be allowed. Its quite easy to see how stories can change when re-written and lose the details that spur imagination. No offense to the voice actors but the re-write is offensive to my senses! Will not recommend this to any nor admit I took the time to listen to such dribble!
If J.R.R. Tolkien were alive yes. But Only the unabridged versions!
Not difficult when voices are different.
I would STICK TO THE ORIGINAL BOOKS!!!!
New to Audible books but if this is an indication of re-writes won't be downloading anything but the unabridged versions !!!!
I've read the triligy several times and love the unabridged work, however this dramatised version has very good voices and pace. I don't care for the singing, but I tend to fast forward through that and it's just part of the story.
This book was alright but now I understand don't get a drantized book. They don't describle any thing. They just read the speaking parts of the book.
I wanted the unabridged version of this book, and didn't realize this wasn't it. Since I purchased it as one of my first "free" books, I can't exchange it.
The original book is fantastic...I wanted the whole book, not just parts.
The voice actors were good at expressing what the characters were supposed to be feeling.
I am a huge fan of this series.. And I figured it would be read by Ian Holmes .. As is... Instead it was an acted out version with multiple people and voices ... Could be nice for others, but If your looking for just someone to read the book this is not it .. Amazing story over all..
When I purchased the book, it was advertised as unabridged version. It is not.
You would be better off listening to the DVD move track.
I was disappointed it was not unabridged
On Amazon, where I purchased this it said it was unabridged. It is not.
First of all I'm a fan of the books and the movies. Get any other version.