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Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised) | [J.R.R. Tolkien]

Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised)

Michael Hordern stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in four BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. Tolkien's tales of myth, mystery, and rumbustious exploits have been specially adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, one of the dramatists of the highly acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings.
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Michael Hordern stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in four BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. Tolkien's tales of myth, mystery, and rumbustious exploits have been specially adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, one of the dramatists of the highly acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings.

In 'Farmer Giles of Ham', having accidentally shot a giant, Farmer Giles finds his brave reputation being tested by Chrysophylax the dragon.

In 'Smith of Wootton Major', when young Smith eats a piece of cake containing a silver star, he is granted access to the magical land of Fäerie.

In 'Leaf by Niggle', a thought-provoking allegory on the theme of creativity, the painter Niggle embarks on a fateful search for perfection.

In 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', join Tom and the Hobbits in scenes from The Lord of the Rings which were not included in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation.

©2012 J.R.R. Tolkien (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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    Amy Manhattan, KS, United States 04-10-13
    Amy Manhattan, KS, United States 04-10-13

    I am a vet student, and I graduate in 2014.

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    I was distracted by all the different characters, and the stories themselves were not that great. That was surprising given that I liked all of J.R.R Tolkien's other work. I think just having one person read it and having a better story would have been nice.


    Has Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No I just didn't like these stories in particular.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Matthew Morgan’s performances?

    Yes he sounds very pleasant and I enjoyed listening to him. It was all the other voices I found distracting.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. After reading books like the The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings I really liked his writing style and the type of stories he dreamed up. I have even read some of the unfinished tales from Tolkien and really liked those. This one was just kind of boring and not really as imaginative as his other work.


    Any additional comments?

    There was one story I found somewhat enjoyable, and that was the first one (can't remember the name) it was the best one out of the four.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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