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The Definitive Lord of the Rings !,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings : A Full Cast Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection) (Audio Cassette)
I was lent this recording by a friend at the age of 11 and I knew I had to get my own copy as soon as possible . What can I say - the atmosphere of Middle-Earth is conjured up brilliantly with help from a superb soundtrack , and despite others' gripes about the omission of certain chapters , I really do believe that this cannot be bettered . The stunning performances from a cast of Britain's finest actors really make Tolkien's epic tale come alive - the only problem now is that nothing will measure up to it ! Much as I am looking forward to the film version , it's just a shame this cast can't be used - each of the actors IS their character as far as I'm concerned , and anyone else just wouldn't seem right . Buy it now - you won't regret it . 13 hours of high-class , gripping drama - what more can I say ? Tolkien would be proud .