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!
Fantastically wonderful, stunningly excellent, sensationally vivid!!! would recommend to any in all who wished it have their imaginations I gloriously colored!
I listened to this on tape when I was a boy and am so happy to have it on audible.
It's abridged, obviously, but touches on the major plot points of The Hobbit.
As an adult, I'm more aware of the actors being reused for different voices, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
For my money, the Gollum in this recording is the definitive rendition.
The narration and numerous voice actors make this a compelling listen. It is abridged, but delivered in a classic radio drama style with sound effects. Great for a road trip.
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