Here is the original American full dramatization, as broadcast on National Public Radio.
War rages in the west, a titanic battle of will and strategy between the great wizard Gandalf and Sauron, the dark lord. Meanwhile, eastward in Mordor, Frodo and Sam approach the end of their improbable quest, bearing the One Ring ever closer to the Cracks of Doom, and to a final confrontation with the very essence of evil.
They're precious! Listen to all of our classic NPR dramatizations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series:
© Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien; (P)1979, 1994 HighBridge Company
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"The Hobbit (Dramatized)" and "the Lord of the Rings (Dramatized)" were the first books I bought through Audible. I'd heard this recounting on the radio and owned cassettes of them back in the 70's and was eager to rehear them in this format - which I have done several times.
I've been a fan of the good Professor's books since the mid 60's and account this rendition to be a VERY close "second" to the books, themselves, and the unabridged rendition now available!
They are an excellent telling and well worth purchasing!
not if they intended to "read" the book...the cast varies from same...
Gandalf - saved the world of Middle Earth
yes, but it plays like a 1940s radio show
yes, read more carefully the reviews before I buy a download
Not full cast
The book is great. The performances were terrible.
They could have not done it.
Poor, cheap production quality. No emotional resonance. Just the worst. avoid this
having to read an american tragedy in high school english
the 'cast' may be okay but the tinny production quality makes it lame.
not my problem.
runaway, a balrog of a performance.
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