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The old that is strong does not wither

Advantages: True to a fantastic story, excellent actors, great music
Disadvantages: Finding time to listen, might surprise those who only know the film

...Before Peter Jackson’s remarkable film trilogy, if you didn’t want to plough your way through the mighty tomes that make up J.R.R.Tolkein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’, the only option available was the BBC Radio 4 radio adaptation, which was first broadcast in 1 ...

lobourse 04.07.2007 · Read full review
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you can hear it this week

Advantages: Good adaptation with some great actors
Disadvantages: Remembering to tune in. Not very well promoted.

Back in 1981, the BBC undertook a particularly challenging project: To bring Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings" to the listening masses. This is a huge piece of work, spanning 13 hours of listening time. If you missed it first time round, tapes and cds of ...

Bryn_Pearson 18.01.2002 · Read full review
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In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

Advantages: Brings the book to life, excellent detail and music
Disadvantages: Songs can grate a bit, and pricey

Have you ever read a book that pulls you in so completely that you become completely attached to it? When you read it, you feel good about yourself, but when you finish it, it's somewhat depressing – something is missing from your life. This, howeve ...

Excelle 01.09.2001 · Read full review
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More important than life itself

Advantages: A brilliant, brilliant story
Disadvantages: Absolutely none

...Quick note - it has been pointed out to me (see comment below) that this opinion is off topic. The full opinion has now been moved to the right section under Books. Sorry for any misunderstanding and I will edit this opinion to make it more relevant s ...

dave27 13.12.2001 · Read full review
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Good, But not as good as the book

Advantages: It's a superb story told Superbly with a huge cast.
Disadvantages: It's expencive and rare, but it's worth paying alot for and searching alot for

The title is normally something i would say about a film especially as this "The Lord Of The Rings" and "The Hobbit" (which I would love to write a review on except that the site doesn't include it) are the only 2 stories I have on tape. However I have to ...

camuk84 31.08.2001 · Read full review
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