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T. Blackwell

Terry_B_Jr

USA | Member Since 2011

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  • 11 ratings
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  • 4 purchased in 2014
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  • The Return of the King (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    War rages in the west, a titanic battle of will and strategy between the great wizard Gandalf and Sauron, the dark lord. Meanwhile, eastward in Mordor, Frodo and Sam approach the end of their improbable quest, bearing the One Ring ever closer to the Cracks of Doom, and to a final confrontation with the very essence of evil.

    T. Blackwell says: "NOT a reading of the book...be forewarned"
    "NOT a reading of the book...be forewarned"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not if they intended to "read" the book...the cast varies from same...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gandalf - saved the world of Middle Earth


    Did An Ensemble Cast do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes, but it plays like a 1940s radio show


    Did The Return of the King (Dramatized) inspire you to do anything?

    yes, read more carefully the reviews before I buy a download


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Two Towers (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (69)

    The Fellowship is broken; the quest to destroy the Ring seems already shrouded in disaster. But as the evil lord Sauron readies his armies for war, Frodo and Sam continue their lonely journey toward Mordor, guided only by Gollum, a deceitful and tortured creature, helplessly in thrall to the Ring's dark power.

    Mark Carras says: "Weak cast for a hacked up version"
    "Not the reading of the book...."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Was on a long road trip with my son; it was a nice diversion - but it was NOT the book as written. It is a radio show version of the book and there is some diversion from the original. If what you are looking it the actual reading of same (which we were) this is not the right download.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aragorn - the King...


    Have you listened to any of An Ensemble Cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Do you think The Two Towers (Dramatized) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no; but needs a straight forward version reading of the unabridged book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    In the ancient lands of Middle-earth, a place of elves and dwarves, Orcs and wizards, the darkest evil and the brightest good, a hobbit named Frodo Baggins embarks on a perilous quest: to carry the One Ring, ruler of all the Rings of Power, into the shadowy land of Mordor and destroy it in the fires where it was forged.

    Amazon Customer says: "Classic stuff!"
    "Not the Book Reading - be forewarned.."
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    Story
    Where does The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Was on a long road trip with my son; it was a nice diversion - but it was NOT the book as written. It is a radio show version of the book and there is some diversion from the original. If what you are looking it the actual reading of same (which we were) this is not the right download.


    What other book might you compare The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized) to and why?

    The Fellowship of the Ring, as written - because the interpretation of the story for the drama leaves some important content out.


    What three words best describe An Ensemble Cast’s performance?

    old fashioned rado


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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