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The Hobbit: BBC Radio Full-cast Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection)
The Hobbit: BBC Radio Full-cast Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection)
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £30.60

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple pleasure, 2 Dec. 2009
I was given a copy of this recording as a child and recently re-purchased on a whim of nostalgia. It is simply perfect. The piece starts (as it continues) with a wonderful little dialogue between the narrator and Bilbo (as Mr. Baggins continually interrupts), and this kind of twee charm pervades the whole recording. The voices are wonderful - Thorin and Gollum my favourites - (if a little biased towards the Welsh), and whilst the pronounciation is never purist-Tolkien (Ghan-dahlf, being a particular amusement), the whole piece is presented with such love and care that I can't help but praise it.

This isn't bombastic Jackson, or epic adventure, but for all that it is much more faithful to Tolkien. It is a true children's tale, and very, very English.

Buy now, listen repeatedly, love forever. Honestly.


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