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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

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    Amazon Customer 02-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Love these books! listening with my son he loves them as well! :-) recommend this!

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    Amazon Customer 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It is a dangerous business going out your door..."

    Professor Tolkien's famous trilogy begins not only where The Hobbit left off, but far back to a time before the coming of Smaug in Eribor. Only character missing is Tom Bombadil, but I don't mind.

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    Jan 11-28-16
    Jan 11-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good production, sadly not "unabridged" "

    I knew that downside going in, but I would love an unabridged version with this cast to.

    Can't really complain however, some details and things were skipped bit the story as a whole felt like it was complete for this part at least. I'm expecting similar things for the next two parts and if they are then I'd say these are well worth buying.

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    Alexandria 10-24-16
    Alexandria 10-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not the whole thing"

    this is not the whole book. I thought I was getting the whole story. should have that written in description.

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    Nicholas A. 10-13-16
    Nicholas A. 10-13-16
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    "hmmmm"

    kinda like listening to the old cartoons audio but it's still good and very fumr

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    Antonius 10-02-16
    Antonius 10-02-16
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    "Excellent audio drama of Tolkien's epic!"

    An outstanding BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings. True to the books and at times this even surpasses the great films made by Peter Jackson.

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    David W. Tetreault Manchester, NH USA 09-20-16
    David W. Tetreault Manchester, NH USA 09-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great entry for dialogue fans"

    If you've seen the movies and tried reading the books only to find the pages of descriptive writing a little too much, this is what you're looking for. On the other hand I personally love Tolkien's books and still find the play to be wonderfully imagined and executed. The music is beautiful and the acting superb.

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    Amazon Customer 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "4,3 hours!?"
    What would have made The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised) better?

    Someone said that this was an unabridged dramatization... the entire audiobook however, is only 4,3 hours long. This is not just abridged, this is pretty much a scam.


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    Victoria P. 09-06-16
    Victoria P. 09-06-16
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    "Best audio adaptation ever made!"

    If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would! I grew up on this series and absolutely love the performances given! Highly recommended!

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    Ian McKay 08-19-16
    Ian McKay 08-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "An amazing way to experience this series"

    This production is an abridged dramatization of The Lord of the Rings series which covers all the main elements of the story with great detail (on par with the Peter Jackson film series). As with the film series the biggest thing left out is the encounter with Tom Bombadil.

    Due to turning descriptive passages into sound effects and voice acting, this is much shorter than the actual audiobook, but a true telling of the story nonetheless.
    One of the best things about listening to this version of the story is they included most of the poems and songs that Tolkien wrote in the books being sung beautifully.

    My only criticism is a small one. Due to the way it was recorded the volume balance between high sounds and low is wide, and loud/high pitch sounds sometimes crackle my headphones. This issue is minor enough that it doesn't make this any less desirable to listen to.

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  • Virgo
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    4/13/13
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    "Wonderfully read"

    This book is wonderfully read and it really helps having it in the dramatized version!



    The book is a long one so I don't recommend for you to keep listening for hours but it is your choice!



    Have it, it is an enjoyable experience!

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  • BG
    Taunton, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Childhood revisited"

    Great dramatization, far better than the films! The BBC has a strong history of dramatizing books for the radio and this is there best, the characters are brought to life by the players and the music chosen provides the perfect background and is both atmospheric and evocative. This is the best way to experience Tolkien's master peace

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Popeyesfx
    Mansfield, United Kingdom
    9/11/12
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    "Lord of the Rings BBC Radio Style"

    I had this on tape, if you like the books then you will love the adaptation, its very well done.

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  • D
    CambridgeUnited Kingdom
    2/14/11
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    "One of my favourites since 1981"

    In 1981, having heard the first episode, I would rush home each week to catch the 25 remaining late night episodes, always a perfect end to the day.
    Having long since worn out my cassette tapes I bought CD's and am now delighted to listen via Audible. The timeless tale evokes almost everyone's imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    5/1/15
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    "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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • corroonb
    1/2/17
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    "Outstanding dramatisation"

    Exceptional performances from the cast. The adaptation is extremely faithful and sensitive to the source material. My only complaint would be that it's a little stingy of the BBC to split the series into three. The Chronicles of Narnia is of similar length but available in one package.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John
    READING, United Kingdom
    2/22/16
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    "a truely awful adeptation"
    Would you try another book written by J. R. R Tolkien or narrated by the narrators?

    badly butchered chopped to unintellagable bits


    Has The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised) put you off other books in this genre?

    yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    too chopped up to make any sense and i iknow the chuffing story


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    pants in the extreme<br/>

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • john
    8/31/14
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    "cannot hear it clearly"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It would have been five star if it had been like every other audiobook, from audible, in terms of volume. I have tried contacting audible but the volume is just too low. If it had been all my audiobooks I would have thought it was me or my Kindle but it is not- just this one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mary
    Dingwall, United Kingdom
    1/22/14
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    "Magical story telling"
    If you could sum up The Lord of the Rings in three words, what would they be?

    Magical story telling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gollum


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    what an amazing cast


    Any additional comments?

    Lost track of how many time I have listened to it.Every time just as magical

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • minty-chan
    12/16/16
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    "just a repetition of most of the movie."

    don't like it, as I wanted to listen to the original book not a dramatisation.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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