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The Lord of the Rings Gift Set Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Unabridged
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‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’
‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.’
From the Back Cover
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him the Rings of Power – the means by which he will be able to rule the world. All he lacks in his plan for dominion is the Ruling Ring, which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Bagggins.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
This unabridged audio adaptation of all three volumes of The Lord of the Rings is magically brought to life by Rob Inglis.See all Product description
Top customer reviews
His voice is rich and full, from the lowest note (his rendering of Treebeard is almost as scary as it is awesome), to his highest pitch. All the characters sound like individuals, and Inglis rarely falters in this fully unabridged reading of The Lord of the Rings.
Buying this audiobook is (strangely) like buying an elderly gentleman in a box... to tell you a fantastic tale whenever you want. It is far superior to the film because you literally feel like you are moving with Frodo, inch by inch, towards the land of Shadow. It is funny, depressing, and sometimes darkly moving, but Inglis never deviates from his passion for storytelling.
One last point: this audio set is a reading of the book; it is not a dramatisation, like the BBC plays (as a previous review has stated).
Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
Some comments on the tapes though:
Tape reels are not locked while the cassette is in its case and the tapes unwind during transport (UK to Belgium).
With four tapes, rewinding caused one of the foils in between which the tape reels turn to be caught by the tape and block tape movement.
They had to be disassembled to restore them to working order.
(difficult job because tape housing is glued, you shouldn't touch the tape, avoid causing more wrinkles...)
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