The Lord Of The Rings: BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation (Audio Book) - J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Lord Of The Rings: BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation (Audio Book) - J.R.R. Tolkien

Audio Book - Fantasy - BBC Audiobooks - ISBN: 0563528885

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Excellent

ProTrue to a fantastic story, excellent actors, great...

ConsFinding time to listen, might surprise those who o...

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 1981. Fortunately, this is one of the...

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Excellent

“you can hear it this week”

published 18/01/2002

ProGood adaptation with some great actors

ConsRemembering 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...

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Excellent

ProBrings the book to life, excellent detail and musi...

ConsSongs 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, however, just causes you to read it all over...

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Excellent

ProA brilliant, brilliant story

ConsAbsolutely 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 shortly - Thankyou *************************...

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Excellent

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

ConsIt's expencive and rare, but it's worth paying alo...

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...

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Excellent

ProThe chance of a lifetime.

Consnone whatsoever.

What a way to experience Tolkien at his finest !!! The Cast held me spellbound for the entire time. Listening to Ian Holm as Frodo was outstanding. I lay in my bed, eyes closed, imagination running wild and free over the terrain, I found myself transported to Middle Earth, and could feel the...

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Excellent

“Watch out Peter Jackson”

published 10/04/2003

ProFantastic production and detail

ConsSome of the songs go on a bit

What can I say? I remember when this first came out on the radio, trying to imitate Gollum's glottlestops. You are right there in Middle Earth throughout, and get to know the characters as if they were friends - and its all in the mind without any computer-generated wizardry! Whilst it is long...

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Excellent

“A Repeatable Experience”

published 03/03/2003

ProExiting, dramatic, wonderful characters, magnifice...

Consmay be too long for some people

When you have to make long journeys by car you need something to keep life interesting. The BBC dramatisation of the Lord of the Rings provides you this and so much more. From the wonderfully believable lovable hobbits to the , sometimes hidden, magnificence of Gandalf all the characters become...

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Super

“Good as the BBCgets”

published 03/01/2009

I remember listening to this as a kid and having bought it I have enjoyed every minute. I gave it to my son who also loves it. The BBC really does produce great quality products. As a kid you are always unforgiving, especially of the adaptation of a beloved book, thankfully this does not fall...

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Excellent

“Better than the films”

published 16/09/2004

ProFantastic for listening to in the car when you wan...

ConsIt is quite expensive and very long

Listening to this radio play is even better than watching the films as it allows you to immerse yourself into the story without images being forced upon you. The songs and poems in Tolkein's languages help to bring the story alive. My main concern with this audio book is the price but it is...

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Excellent

“Lord of the Rings - your way”

published 04/09/2003

ProGood for the imagination

ConsNeed to listen to the whole recording at once

The audio recording is the best way to tackle this fantastic novel. The reaon I say this is because it lets your imagination run riot. Peter Jackson has done a remarkable job with the films and most of the characters coincide with my own private version. The only thing I can criticise is the...

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Excellent

ProAn unforgettable and magnificent story, good sleep...

ConsBit long, in 't

Once upon a time in the hot and beautiful country of south africa, lived a naughty little boy who made his parents' hair whitenning, because he wasn' t sleeping. " I don't want to go to bed !" - Christopher go to sleep, said his mother, and see you gonna make nice dreams. - I'm not dreaming at...

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Excellent

“Good Radio Production”

published 28/02/2004

Proexcellent, i like that

Conssound quality

It is a very good production of LOTR, and reminded me of what a good radio production is -- good actors, combined with dialog, sound effects, and accompanying music that let you follow the story and visualize it in your mind. The books are of course very long and detailed, and the BBC adaptation...

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Super

“The LOTR audiobooks”

published 22/03/2004

Proyou dont have to try and read all those long Middl...

Constakes a little while to get used to the voices!

the audiobooks are a fantastic idea for those who are partially sighted, or cannot read easily for whatever reason-which could be a good thing with all those unpronouncable words inside! the cassettes and/or cds allow us to enter or re-enter the magical world or Frodo and the Fellowship on their...

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Excellent

“Why bother reading the book?”

published 16/09/2005

ProTells the whole Lord of the Rings story in an ente...

ConsIt's long, but it's worth it!

The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy epic set in the past. It involves Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Hobbits, and Orcs! This book is must reading for any kid/adult, and is likely to be on many school's syllabuses. These tapes/CDs do not leave my car. While it may be expensive, you get hours and hours and...

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Product Information : The Lord Of The Rings: BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation (Audio Book) - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Audio Book - Fantasy - BBC Audiobooks - ISBN: 0563528885

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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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