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Robert

Sarasota, FL, United States

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (789)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (395)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    Erin says: "Dramitization"
    "Somebody Please do an unabridged version"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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!


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. R. R Tolkien again?

    If J.R.R. Tolkien were alive yes. But Only the unabridged versions!


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not difficult when voices are different.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lord of the Rings?

    I would STICK TO THE ORIGINAL BOOKS!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    New to Audible books but if this is an indication of re-writes won't be downloading anything but the unabridged versions !!!!

    9 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (1139)
    Performance
    (728)
    Story
    (740)

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
    "Decent interpretation"
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    What did you love best about The Hobbit (Dramatized)?

    The sound effects n voices were excellent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No favorite...all were carried off well.


    What does An Ensemble Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing ...reading still allows for your own imagination to flourish.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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