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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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      Michaelina Deneka 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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      "Great dramatization, poor pronunciation"

      I loved everything about this production except the actors and narrator all mispronounced Smaug's name.

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      Stephanie 02-06-17
      Stephanie 02-06-17 Member Since 2015
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      "The best Hobbit Audiobook"

      This is my favorite version of my favorite book.


      It's a shame that audible doesn't realize you can often say more with less... word requirement???

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      Katherene I. Swanson 01-27-17

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      "Great story"

      This has been a wonderful family story that allowed us to enjoy together. The voices were clear, the sound effects did deter the listeners, and we were able to find great topics from within the story to start our own adventures.

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      Amazon Customer 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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      "loved it!!!"

      love the way the story is told makes you feel like your there with bilbo baggins on this great adventure

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      Brandon strait 01-12-17 Member Since 2015
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      "it is by far the best audio book I have ever heard"

      i love it because it has sound effects and you can really know what's going on... I really like the different kind of voices for each character👍👏👊

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      Tracey 12-30-16
      Tracey 12-30-16
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      "Great"

      this is a very good book. The performance wasn't quite on point but it was very good.

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      Robert Bradberry 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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      "Don't buy"

      This was not what I wanted. This version is too abridged and changes the basic story. Should have bought the unabridged version. Wasted my credit.

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      akcondie 11-02-16
      akcondie 11-02-16 Member Since 2015
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      "Abridged and dramatized version"

      Good intro to the story for young kids, didn't know it was abridged when purchasing.

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