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The Hobbit (Dramatized) Radio/TV Program

The Hobbit (Dramatized)

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the original American full dramatization of The Hobbit, as broadcast on National Public Radio.

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.

They're precious! Listen to all of our classic NPR dramatizations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series:

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)
  • The Two Towers (Dramatized)
  • The Return of the King (Dramatized)

    © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust; (P)1979, 1994 HighBridge Company

  • What the Critics Say

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    "Spirited productions...stirring music." (Washington Post)

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      Bryan 12-31-08
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      "Pretty good"

      The story is great, of course, but the music is not, and the narration is tough to hear at times.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Sharon 10-31-07
      Sharon 10-31-07
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      "Great Classic-Bad Production"

      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!

      7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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      Amazon Customer 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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      "loved it!!!"

      love the way the story is told makes you feel like your there with bilbo baggins on this great adventure

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      Brandon strait 01-12-17 Member Since 2015
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      "it is by far the best audio book I have ever heard"

      i love it because it has sound effects and you can really know what's going on... I really like the different kind of voices for each character👍👏👊

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      Tracey 12-30-16
      Tracey 12-30-16
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      "Great"

      this is a very good book. The performance wasn't quite on point but it was very good.

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      Robert Bradberry 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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      "Don't buy"

      This was not what I wanted. This version is too abridged and changes the basic story. Should have bought the unabridged version. Wasted my credit.

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      Amazon Customer 11-14-16
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      "so hard to listen to"

      The audio on this was all over the place. The sound effects were louder than the dialogue at parts and I think they removed a lot of narration and just replaced it with sound effects that really took away from the experience. I bought it to listen with my family in the car after we finished the Harry Potter books but we had to turn it off because it was so hard to listen to with so many different noises and voices going on at once. Would definitely recommend a different version.

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      akcondie 11-02-16
      akcondie 11-02-16 Member Since 2015
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      "Abridged and dramatized version"

      Good intro to the story for young kids, didn't know it was abridged when purchasing.

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      Tom Petit 10-19-16
      Tom Petit 10-19-16
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      "Narrated delight"

      A masterpiece brought to life with animated narration. Enjoyed this abbreviated dramatization immensely. Worth the time!

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      James Mogen 08-21-16
      James Mogen 08-21-16
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      "Guess I like the book better"

      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.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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