The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization by J. R. R. Tolkien, Audiobook (CD) | Barnes & Noble
The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization

The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization

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Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax. This radio dramatization became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio, and it continues to delight today. Bilbo Baggins,

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Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax. This radio dramatization became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio, and it continues to delight today. 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's not entirely thrilled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620641132
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. His mother died when he was twelve, and he and his brother became wards of the local priest. When a professor at Oxford, he wrote stories for his children telling them the story of The Hobbit. When his publisher asked for a sequel to The Hobbit, he wrote Lord of the Rings, which took twelve years to complete. He died in September 1973.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 3, 1892
Date of Death:
September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Chef-Cabbage More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, this audio book was a huge disappointment. It isn't the dramatic unabridged reading of the Hobbit it purported to be. It is a stylized INTERPRETATION of the book. Many scenes were left out and some were written by the BBC and added. Any fan of Tolkien knows what a perfectionist he was and should shun this version. It was like reading the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in Cliff notes and expecting to know the whole thing. I will continue buying audio books from Barnes and Noble in the future, but probably not books from the BBC.
CrankyOldLadyInHawaii More than 1 year ago
Apparently some of the cabbages posting below had no idea of what they were buying.  This is NOT an "audiobook" it is a dramatized version of the book that was broadcast on BBC radio, then sold on tape, and later on CD.  I think the "BBC" should have been a clue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the different adaptation of the book.
tallnan More than 1 year ago
If you want a play depicting this book I would say get it, if you are looking for the book on tape don't get it. Kind of confussing and too cutsey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my husband. He has enjoyed it. I will get him other books
OddThomasForever More than 1 year ago
awesome book series by j r r tolkien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!