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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised) | [J. R. R Tolkien]

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.
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A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 08-16-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2012

    I just achieved App Scholar!! 1000 hours in 1 yr 7 mo and 10 days!!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "The movie is better!!!"

    I'm sure this would have been a great radio production I'll stick with the movies. Who knows if I'm between books I might get the other two. Not something I have to have.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sum Dumb guy Texas, United States 08-03-14
    Sum Dumb guy Texas, United States 08-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I expected so much more from the BBC"
    What disappointed you about The Lord of the Rings?

    First of all I'm a fan of the books and the movies. Get any other version.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zachary 12-22-12
    Zachary 12-22-12

    Avid book reader and Tolkien fan.

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    "To abridged, might as well watch the movie."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not this edition if they wanted a more in depth experience than the movie.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. R. R Tolkien again?

    Absolutely!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the scene with the wolves before they entered Moria.


    Do you think The Lord of the Rings needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I wish they would have included Tom Bombadil and the Barrow Downs.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joy galena, MO, United States 05-27-12
    Joy galena, MO, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "disappointed"
    What disappointed you about The Lord of the Rings?

    there was to much back ground noise couldn't keep up with what was going on .. to noisy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    don;t have one only listened to 2 chapters


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    couldn't here what they were saying most of the time


    Any additional comments?

    i loved the movies and was looking forward to the books but didn't like the back ground sounds

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alan P. Grady Jr. 05-06-12
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    "what is this?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wanted the audiobook of The Fellowship of the Ring BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN. This rip-off is not the actual writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. the order of events and dialogue is completely changed and NONE of Tolkien's beautiful descriptive writing or his back-history for the world he created is included. Tolkien was a masterful story teller and I was expecting to listen to HIS story not this crap that claims to be the Lord of the Rings in name ONLY. Dont buy it if your a fan!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anna North Las Vegas, NV 01-14-13
    Anna North Las Vegas, NV 01-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Not What You Want"
    Would you try another book from J. R. R Tolkien and/or the narrators?

    J.R.R. Tolkien yes but not the narrators.


    What could J. R. R Tolkien have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He did it all. The narrators messed it up.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not what you want. If you are looking for a good copy of Fellowship of the Ring, this is not it. Did not enjoy this. Where is the unabridged version?!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janis Hom 07-17-12
    Janis Hom 07-17-12
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    "Adapted and dramatized"
    What disappointed you about The Lord of the Rings?

    The dramatization of the story was horrible and distracting, took away from appreciating the writing and the story.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Whatever my next listen is, it will not be a dramatization.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from The Lord of the Rings?

    Why would I cut any character out? The fact this question is included as part of the guided review means that Audible does not value the original story as written by Tolkien; Audible is promoting a bastardized listening experience that is not authentic to the author's original creative vision.


    Any additional comments?

    If you really want to promote books and reading, then don't sell dramatizations on your website. Totally a waste of money.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Guilherme Porto AlegreBrazil 10-05-09
    Guilherme Porto AlegreBrazil 10-05-09
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    "Dramatised issue"

    I personally find that dramatised versions are extremelly dull and prevent the listeners to use their imagination and figure out the tone in which most of the conversation happens.
    All in all, I've read this book 4 times and this is the first time I've listened to it in audio format.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Tooele, UT, United States 08-05-11
    Charles Tooele, UT, United States 08-05-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't Waste Your Money"

    I should get double my money back just because i actually listened to this junk.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin E. Basler 06-01-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Not recommend for fans of the movie!!!"

    I downloaded this in the hopes it was like the movie or similar to it. I was very disappointed. There was too many differences between this and the movie, now i have yet to read the actual books, but if you enjoyed the movie i doubt you will enjoy this.

    1 of 54 people found this review helpful
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