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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

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      An entertaining performance of a truly classic story. Recommend highly. Also, pay attention when purchasing that this is not an unabridged reading. It is a dramatization.

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      Dani0137 05-22-15
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      This was a great story... and great dramatization. I enjoyed this almost as much as the movie.

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      Carol A Benson 05-17-15 Member Since 2010
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      "Wonderful!"

      This is a great listen. It might not be Professor Tolkien' s word for word but it is totally the intent of his story. The cast is is terrific.

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      Jorge L. Morales Nazario 05-09-15
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      "The most definite classic"

      A delightful version. I so much rather enjoy the dramatized than the regular version. Great to just sit, lay down, and enjoy with eyes closed. Love it.

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      fabricio 04-28-15
      fabricio 04-28-15
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      "A story for ages to come"

      Not only am I a fan of the cinematic masterpiece is that were made but it's always nice to hit different versions of how this time this story are the Pickton I will always be a fan of this .

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      L. Taylor Chicago, IL 04-10-15
      L. Taylor Chicago, IL 04-10-15
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      "Leaves much to be desired"
      What disappointed you about The Hobbit (Dramatized)?

      They skip over everything that isn't dialogue, including important exposition and descriptions of places and people. It's very hard to follow, even if you know the story very well, as I do.


      What did you like best about this story?

      It's a classic. I have always loved the adventure and action with bits of quiet. It's a realistic look at what the journey would have actually been like, including the tedious moments of waiting and walking. The dialogue is clever and witty.


      What didn’t you like about An Ensemble Cast’s performance?

      It was very difficult to distinguish between characters. Many of the actors have similar timbres to their voices, and the voice of Thorin is very annoying.


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      Paul 03-19-15
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      "Amazing!"

      Anyone who wants a quick and more interesting version should try this. It was just like the narnia and chronicles stories I used too listen to as a kid. The narrators were great!

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      annie 02-10-15
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      Great book I liked it dramatized better thAn just regular and I also liked the side noises bird,and the creaky doors.

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      Robert Johnston 01-26-15
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      "Like watching the movie!"

      I really loved the dramatized version. Reminds me of the old radio programs. Granted I'm to young to have seen any. Can't wait to hear more!

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      Beth Rock California, USA 01-04-15
      Beth Rock California, USA 01-04-15
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      "Worst audio EVER!!!!!!!!"

      This audio certainly did not meet my expectations. Sure, dramatized is fun, but these guys cut out a lot of important info that makes the book what it is. The ensemble cast was very nice, but this audiobook should not be presented to someone who has never read "The Hobbit."

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