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  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: An Ensemble Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

In the ancient lands of Middle-earth, a place of elves and dwarves, Orcs and wizards, the darkest evil and the brightest good, a hobbit named Frodo Baggins embarks on a perilous quest: to carry the One Ring, ruler of all the Rings of Power, into the shadowy land of Mordor and destroy it in the fires where it was forged.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Minus some stars for overusing some actors but...

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 07-21-11

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-09

This is classic fantasy at its greatest. I've listened to several versions of the Lord of the Rings, and I like them all, this one included. If you haven't read the books or you've only seen the movies, then do yourself a favor and listen or read the books.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Paraworld Zero

  • By: Matthew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Peterson, Alicia Peterson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Simon Kent is just an ordinary teenager trying to cope with the loss of his parents and the bullies at school . . . or so he thinks. After meeting an outspoken girl with strange hair that changes colors with her mood, he is swept into a futuristic world filled with dragonlike creatures, vast technology, and enslaved giants. But Simon also stumbles upon a secret: He can perform magic in this parallel world!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story But.....

  • By Paul on 11-05-09

More Than I Expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-09

A friend referred Paraworld Zero to me, and I was at first skeptical, but after I got into it, I could see the gold in this debut novel. The author of the book and narrator of the audio book, Matthew Peterson, has a future ahead of him... if he can get a larger publisher to back him up. Heck, after reading/listening to this young adult novel, I would love to see a larger company do it justice with a better cover and even a movie adaptation. The actual writing is excellent, though, and the narration of the audio book is above average. I was startled to hear multiple narrators, but I got used to it and discovered that it helped in the overall production. It ends on a great cliffhanger that makes you want to read the next one. I also like how everything came together at the end. It had some mystery, a little romance, and a lot of strange creatures. Kids will like this one.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: An Ensemble Cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many years of enjoyment

  • By Zreea on 01-12-08

Can't go wrong with The Hobbit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-09

The Hobbit is indeed a classic, and I have listened to different versions. This one was just as good as the rest. Seriously, the people saying that the accents have to be British are missing the point. The Hobbit was not in England! It's in a mythical land that doesn't exist. That being said, the story is wonderful and if you haven't gotten a chance to read or listen to it, this would be a great way to do it.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful