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.
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This drama sensation is different from the book because you don't need to say "he said" even though, I liked it. It makes the story more interesting with the music. It was great.
I loved the story, but the dramatazation was horrible. I would have rather just had it read. I had to fast forward it sometimes especially through the dragon part to keep from laughing!
Of course, Hobbit is a classic and a must-read. The radio performance is great. Nevertheless, the dramatization is not as good as the book. My bad.
It was pretty good, but some parts felt either over-acted or under-acted, voices didn't fit, like the actor playing Elrond. Who would have known the half elf was a crotchety old hill billy who only read his lines off a teleprompter right there in the first take. also a LOT of elf male parts were performed by women. Meh.
Very well done and entertaining dramatization of this beloved story. Never read the book so this is my first exposure to the story, but it was quite good. If you are looking for a "short" listen, I would recommend it!
One caution: keep some tissues nearby as you may tear up toward the end (I did!).
I actually got 'helpful' votes?
The story has been edited badly which makes it downright dull.
The "dramatization" really leaves something to be desired. Sadly it is also on the dull side.
The killer is the incidental music. It made it all worse.
There is another dramatization of this on Audible, go for that one instead.
Fantastically wonderful, stunningly excellent, sensationally vivid!!! would recommend to any in all who wished it have their imaginations I gloriously colored!
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