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... VERY QUICK PLOT OVERVIEW The second age of middle earth is drawing to an end, which marks the passing of the age of elves and the coming of the age of men. The last struggle of the old order is to ensure that the One Ring of power made by the elves’ great foe, Sauron, is destroyed, even ... Read review
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Community Level 5lobourse

lobourse

The old that is strong does not wither

AdvantagesTrue to a fantastic story, excellent actors, great music

DisadvantagesFinding time to listen, might surprise those who only know the film

"...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 1981. Fortunately, this is one of the finest pieces of radio drama ever made, with a host of star names playing the roles. VERY QUICK PLOT OVERVIEW The second age of middle earth is drawing to an end, which marks the passing of the age of elves and the coming ..." Read review
04.07.2007

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

you can hear it this week

AdvantagesGood adaptation with some great actors

DisadvantagesRemembering 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 the recording are availble - Amazan has the cds for about fifty eight pounds. Better still however is the news that radio Four are running the series again (You've missed the first two, but there ..." Read review
18.01.2002

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Community Level 6Excelle

Excelle

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

AdvantagesBrings the book to life, excellent detail and music

DisadvantagesSongs can grate a bit, and pricey

"...is what I found with the Tolkien classic 'The Lord Of The Rings'. But now can you imagine the same book, but in a fully radio-dramatised form? All your imaginings brought to life before your very eyes, um, ears? - The roots of obsession My love of 'The Lord Of The Rings' unsurprisingly started with me reading the book. Sure, it took me an age to do it, but I was so totally enthralled by the whole thing that I just kept reading and reading ..." Read review
01.09.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

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More important than life itself

AdvantagesA brilliant, brilliant story

DisadvantagesAbsolutely none

"...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 shortly - Thankyou ************************* This is a magnificent opinion Dave but.... It's in the section for audio books and as such is meant to be about the BBC dramatisation. The BBC dramatisation is a fantastic piece of work in it's own right and can be purchased ..." Read review
13.12.2001

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Good, But not as good as the book

AdvantagesIt's a superb story told Superbly with a huge cast.

DisadvantagesIt'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 say that this isn't as good as the book it just doesn't have the detail. But that’s all I can say negatively about it, I'm very confident it is better then the up and coming film will be, ..." Read review
31.08.2001

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Type Audio Book
Title The Lord Of The Rings: BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation (Audio Book)
Author J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre Fantasy
Publisher BBC Audiobooks
Series Tolkien's Middle Earth
ISBN 0563528885
EAN 9780563528883

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