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The Hobbit (Dramatized) Radio/TV Program

The Hobbit (Dramatized)

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the original American full dramatization of The Hobbit, as broadcast on National Public Radio.

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.

They're precious! Listen to all of our classic NPR dramatizations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series:

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)
  • The Two Towers (Dramatized)
  • The Return of the King (Dramatized)

    © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust; (P)1979, 1994 HighBridge Company

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      Benjamin Bethesda, MD, United States 08-22-12
      Benjamin Bethesda, MD, United States 08-22-12
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      "LOVED IT!"
      Would you listen to The Hobbit (Dramatized) again? Why?

      I enjoyed every minute of this Audiobook. Very very fun.


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Bilbo for the win


      Which character – as performed by An Ensemble Cast – was your favorite?

      I liked everyone


      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      i liked when the king under the mountain told bilbo he liked the hobbits merry making ways better than the dwarves ways of hoarding gold.


      4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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      Sharon 10-31-07
      Sharon 10-31-07
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      "Great Classic-Bad Production"

      I loved the story, but the dramatazation was horrible. I would have rather just had it read. I had to fast forward it sometimes especially through the dragon part to keep from laughing!

      7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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      S. P. Adkins Phoenix 11-04-17
      S. P. Adkins Phoenix 11-04-17
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      "Not suitable for class read-along."

      I knew this was abridged, but I mistakenly thought I could easily chunk what was there and what was left out and still use it in my classroom as students followed along in their books- with direction from me. That is not possible with the way this is abridged. The other unabridged audio I have, the customer favorite, is lugubrious and my students are complaining about it. I am sorry I spent my money on this.

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      kelly NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 10-19-17
      kelly NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 10-19-17 Member Since 2016
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      "I've seen the movie before so I know what its"

      This story is funny the movie is great this book will be good for you littles one or older kidos love it

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      Emily 10-17-17
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      "Enchanting "

      I am a slow reader and don’t have the time to sit and read a book. I had always wanted to read Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and listening to the story was my best option. I was so pleased with this dramatized version of The Hobbit. I was enthralled and captivated by the performances and give this recording five stars! I can’t wait for my next credit to listen to The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Those credits can’t get here fast enough!
      Audible 20 review Sweepstakes Entry.

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      Aaron 08-22-17
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      "One Audiobook that won't rule them all"

      The story is obviously well know and can be enjoyable under most circumstances. The performance leaves much to be desired and gives the listener a feeling that the audio was recorded from the first round losers of American Idol.

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      C.C. 08-21-17
      C.C. 08-21-17
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      "Just a fun classic adventure!! I love it!!"

      A fun adventure with mystical and magical things. Great danger and great friends. the book all book lovers should read.

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      Jeremy G. 08-10-17
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      "very difficult to understand golem and smaug"

      overall good but sometimes hard to understand certain characters specifically smauh and golem, sometimes the dwarves

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      Allie 07-05-17
      Allie 07-05-17 Member Since 2017
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      "fun n exciting to listen to!"

      it was so theatrical! loved all the different voices and the music that went with the adventure.

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      Amazon Customer 06-10-17
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      "I have always loved it"

      I have a special attachment to this dramatization because I listened to the books on tape well over a hundred times. Many of the tapes had the film wear so thin from use they broke so now I just keep them for sentimental value. I love this story and for many of the voices I feel they choose the perfect voice actor to fit the role (although I don't love many of the elves' voice actors). I've read the original book a few times and there are some things left out. Still, I highly recommend this audio book, I love it to pieces.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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