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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program

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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    elf 01-14-15
    elf 01-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Pure excellence!"

    This was my first audio book and I was completely blown away. It keeps all the details and extra goodness from the books while letting your imagination run wild as it comprehends. One is all it took for me to be an audiobook fan for life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aimara 01-08-15
    Aimara 01-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good"

    Good dramatization, but I would prefer more narration because this version left with the feeling that many parts from the story were missing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Forsberg Chicago, IL USA 01-06-15
    J. Forsberg Chicago, IL USA 01-06-15 Member Since 2008

    cuatrista

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    "Simply the Best"

    I first heard this production years ago when it first aired. I have since purchased it many times as new technologies are invented and old ones discarded. This particular one has been edited so that it just flows on without the original episodes. I don't know when that was done but it is very well done. As many times as I have listened to the version that is split up into episodes, I cannot tell where the original breaks occurred. And I certainly do not miss the frequent interruptions for theme music and credits that the old version had. This is far better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Sarasota, FL, United States 01-19-12
    Robert Sarasota, FL, United States 01-19-12
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    "Somebody Please do an unabridged version"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Sticking to the original story. This bastardization of the book is appalling! Truly horrible, such dramatic license should not be allowed. Its quite easy to see how stories can change when re-written and lose the details that spur imagination. No offense to the voice actors but the re-write is offensive to my senses! Will not recommend this to any nor admit I took the time to listen to such dribble!


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

    If J.R.R. Tolkien were alive yes. But Only the unabridged versions!


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not difficult when voices are different.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lord of the Rings?

    I would STICK TO THE ORIGINAL BOOKS!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    New to Audible books but if this is an indication of re-writes won't be downloading anything but the unabridged versions !!!!

    10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Albuquerque, NM, United States 04-11-10
    Paula Albuquerque, NM, United States 04-11-10
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    "Nicely Dramatised"

    I've read the triligy several times and love the unabridged work, however this dramatised version has very good voices and pace. I don't care for the singing, but I tend to fast forward through that and it's just part of the story.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Quincy, CA, USA 05-17-10
    Christine Quincy, CA, USA 05-17-10
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    "Not Real Happy"

    This book was alright but now I understand don't get a drantized book. They don't describle any thing. They just read the speaking parts of the book.

    8 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    les537 10-18-15
    les537 10-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the unabridged version"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wanted the unabridged version of this book, and didn't realize this wasn't it. Since I purchased it as one of my first "free" books, I can't exchange it.


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

    The original book is fantastic...I wanted the whole book, not just parts.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    The voice actors were good at expressing what the characters were supposed to be feeling.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    zac 07-21-15
    zac 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "dramatization substitutes for narrative"

    The dramatization is well done, however I believe they have substituted sound effects for text description, which is many times inadequate.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    samantha r collins 04-20-15
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    "Not what I expected"

    I am a huge fan of this series.. And I figured it would be read by Ian Holmes .. As is... Instead it was an acted out version with multiple people and voices ... Could be nice for others, but If your looking for just someone to read the book this is not it .. Amazing story over all..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Rinaldi Somewhere,Texas 12-02-14
    R. Rinaldi Somewhere,Texas 12-02-14 Member Since 2014

    Netfool

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    "This is not an unabridged Book!"
    What would have made The Lord of the Rings better?

    When I purchased the book, it was advertised as unabridged version. It is not.


    Has The Lord of the Rings turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    You would be better off listening to the DVD move track.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed it was not unabridged


    Any additional comments?

    On Amazon, where I purchased this it said it was unabridged. It is not.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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