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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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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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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