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The Hobbit (CD-Audio)

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CD-Audio Published: 04/10/2012
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Dwarves, elves, goblins, trolls, dragons and wizards - these are the ingredients of J.R.R. Tolkien's wonderful fantasy, the prelude to The Lord of The Rings, now the subject of a major feature film series. The hero of the tale is Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious hobbit who is suddenly thrust into what turns out to be the biggest adventure of his life. Guided by Gandalf the wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves set out to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious dragon who guards a treasure hoard. Their journey contains many dangers, and in facing them the reluctant Bilbo's great resourcefulness and courage surprises everyone - not least himself! Since it was first broadcast in 1968, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has become a classic in its own right, perfectly evoking Tolkien's magical other world and its enchanting, fantastic inhabitants. 5 CDs. 3 hours 45 mins.

Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
ISBN: 9781445846637
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 140 x 138 x 14 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

"anyone who wishes to get an idea of what The Hobbit might be like as one faithful film... should seek this out. It might lack the dynamism of the cinematic adaptation, but the world it creates feels more dangerous and real" -- Andrew Blair * www.denofgeek.com *
"The BBC adaptation is well structured and Paul Daneman is incredibly well cast as Bilbo. If you don't already own this, then now is the perfect time to add this wonderful radio play to your collection." -- Nick Smithson * www.sci-fi-online.com *

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“Easy listening”

A home loving hobbit drawn into an adventure by a wizard, Gandalf. This story takes the listener on a journey through strange lands encountering many foes. It explains how the ring came into Bilbo' s possession... More

CD-Audio edition
17th November 2013
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“There & back again”

The tale of a home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins who finds himself caught up in an adventure for a fourteenth share of a vast treasure once owned by the King of the dwarves, now guarded by Smaug, a great dragon.... More

CD-Audio edition
27th October 2013
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“The Hobbit”

The Hobbit is a classic made even better for being read by Martin Shaw. He has such a sexy voice, I could listen to this all day. And the abridgement isn't that noticeable; certainly nothing major is left out.

CD-Audio edition
13th August 2009
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