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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.
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.
The original book is fantastic...I wanted the whole book, not just parts.
The voice actors were good at expressing what the characters were supposed to be feeling.
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..
When I purchased the book, it was advertised as unabridged version. It is not.
You would be better off listening to the DVD move track.
I was disappointed it was not unabridged
On Amazon, where I purchased this it said it was unabridged. It is not.
First of all I'm a fan of the books and the movies. Get any other version.
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!
It wasn't the author or the narrators that made this disappointing. This audiobook was way too short for the price of $15, which is essentially what I payed since I used a monthly credit.
I bought this book on tape because I had read the trilogy so many times that I figured it was time to switch it up. I was severely disappointed. This peace of crap “dramatization” manages to almost completely skip over all of Tolkien’s writing that isn’t dialogue. The man was wordsmith and a straight up linguistics professor at Oxford and much of the appeal of these books is Tolkin’s bad ass pro’s, which is conspicuously absent from this rubbish. It also skips significant parts of the plot, and seams to deliver the story in summary form. I’m listening one minute and its Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday and then all of a sudden, bamb! There in freaking Rivendell already. This is such BS. If you are considering buying this book on tape, don’t. You are better off just watching the movie or taking the time to read the book in its entirety.
I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
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.
"A Great Listen"
I have just listened to this again after a gap of 10 years and it is even better than I remember. I thought after having seen the films that it would have lost some of the magic. But, this is not the case. One of the great things about audio is that you still get to fill in the gaps using your own imagination and this BBC Radio 4 version gives you plenty of opportunity to that. The new start to each of the books is a good addition, as is the linking together of the individual episodes. Sam is still my favourite character, with Gandalf a close second. If you have not listened to this yet then don't wait too long before you do!
"A blast from the past"
Listening to the lord of the rings brought back wonderful memories for me because i bought the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on cd. Unfortunately i had those stolen and missed hours of dramatised enjoyment. Thank God for Audible and downloading the trilogy. I can now sit and listen to the lord of the rings for hours on end again. WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT.
This is a wonderful dramatisation of Tolkien. For me travelling long distances in NZ it turns a great drive into a fantastic experience. The charaters are wonderfully portrayed and I loved it about to play the next book.
This was just as I remembered it. An outstanding performance by an all star cast.
This is an excellent adaptation. The cast is good, and the story well acted. The plot flys along, and is very entertaining.
i listen through my headphones in wirk....love the story
"Fantastic production of an epic story"
Fabulous story brought to life by an amazing cast. Some of the sound effects are a bit dated but that's just a speck of dust on an immaculate performance.
"Good, but pales in comparison to BBC's The Hobbit."
This version really felt like it lacked the care and attention that Tolkien's work deserves.
For a much better experience try The Hobbit, also by the BBC, produced in the 60s, but with so much more character, a better performance and a great rendition of The Hobbit.
A classic the first time I heard it on the radio, and still as good today... For me, still the best dramatisation.. Great cast, and stays faithful to the original
"brilliant version of The Fellowship."
I've been listening to this for years its like an old friend now. I wouldn't be without the complete series including Two towers and Return of the King .
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