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The Hobbit {BBC dramatization} by J. R. R.…

The Hobbit {BBC dramatization} (1988)

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Abridged 1968 BBC dramatisation of The Hobbit.

The BBC abridged dramatisation unfortunately doesn't deliver, as it doesn't get the tone or the voices right.
  rakerman | Oct 18, 2018 |
Listened to abridged Audio CD in December 2015. Do not recommend--so much of the charm was missing. And battle scenes just sounded like a bunch of noise. Very difficult to discern what was happening. ( )
  BraveNewBks | Mar 10, 2016 |
The book itself good like listening to a tall tale in an ale house. But I found the BBC production hard to follow and had to keep adjusting the volume. ( )
  charlie68 | Feb 28, 2015 |
A very enjoyable dramatisation which includes all the key events in the book without being too long. The story is great in its own right, or as a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. ( )
  fluteflute | Dec 23, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553455621, Audio CD)

Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon--and rather unwanted. So when the wizard of Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he's not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of dark and dragon-fire alone and unaided.

J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless and beloved tale is presented in a stunning dramatization that resounds with all the excitement of a theater performance--and all the charm of a vintage radio show. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, this lavish production melds a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this magnificent classic to life.

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Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon--and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he is not entirely thrilled.

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