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The Hobbit: Jackanory | [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Hobbit: Jackanory

The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug. As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin.
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Publisher's Summary

The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug.

As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin. On his journey, he will encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - as well as a mysterious and magical ring and a strange, sinister creature named Gollum.

Read by Bernard Cribbins, Jan Francis, Maurice Denham and David Wood, this rare audio soundtrack is sure to offer a treat for all fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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    G. Novak 10-02-13
    G. Novak 10-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Is it just me?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Editing. Delete the beginning and ending intro of each day it was broadcast, it is just fluff that gets in the way and there's no way to scrub forward well in the App.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Why are the voice actors saying things the narrator should be saying and all without a seconds pause?


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE Tolkien, my License Plate is "Tolkien", but this has to be the strangest version I have and I have at least 5 versions of the Hobbit. Maybe I just don't understand this form of adaptation :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Cantrell Nashville, TN USA 08-22-15
    Jason Cantrell Nashville, TN USA 08-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent but short version."

    Liked this but wanted to hear more. Next time will order unabridged version. This is an excellent rendition!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aowens 07-31-15
    aowens 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    This was a summer school reading assigner and we loved reading along with the audibles book!

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    Purley, United Kingdom
    12/25/13
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    "Not unabridged"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Advertising the story as unabridged is misleading. It is an abridged version of the original story.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    4/14/15
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    "Unabridged Jackanory production of Abridged Hobbit"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If you remember it being broadcast originally (showing my age!) then this is a great piece to bring back memories... If you never heard it before or don't remember it in a warm light then don't bother, there are better out there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • codaroma
    10/7/13
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    "THIS IS SEVERELY ABRIDGED. RIPOFF"

    Beware, this is advertised as unabridged, but is most definitely and quite severely abridged. I was very disappointed.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful

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