The Hobbit (Dramatised)

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4 out of 5 stars
By barnes on 07-08-10

An Old Favourite

I was given this book to read as a child and have loved it ever since. (I'm now over 40). The style of the dramatisation is a little bit dated and I find the music grates a bit on my ear but it does add to the atmosphere. I have listened to it three times since I bought it this week! As with any abridgement, one can always be disappointed about what was left out and what was retained from the original book but the spirit of the story is still there. The actors are very wholehearted about the project. The book was aimed at children and I think they will love this although it does get a bit scary at times!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jan Childress on 11-17-08

Takes a little getting used to

It took me awhile to get used to "dramatised" and when I did, I decided I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong - it was done well, and was entertaining; but i found dramatization draining on my imagination. After awhile, I was overwhelmed with drama and couldn't keep up with the voices and images.

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15 of 16 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on 12-21-08


this is a jolly romp and great fun t listen to. 8year old nephew found the many songs a bit too much, but i loved it

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mathias on 12-14-08


Listening to this version of "The Hobbit" really does give you a sense of how people read, and or thought about "The Hobbit" during the time it was recorded. It not only is interesting as a historical must-have for any LOTR fan, but they do a really upstanding job dramatizing it. This is the kind of thing I will keep on my external hard-drive no matter how many computers I go through.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mary Barnett on 07-07-10

Wonderful Presentation of a Classic!

This was the first Tolkien story that I read, and I was captivated by it, long before I read the complete Lord of the Rings trilogy. This audio dramatization has become a classic in its own right, and I enjoy listening to it frequently. As a dramatization, I prefer it to a full-length audio presentation of the original. "The Hobbit," either in book or this audio format, is my favorite way to suggest an introduction to Tolkien to people who are unfamiliar with his work, or who say they don't like fantasy. This dramatization catches the spirit of the original and I highly recommend it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 04-07-09

Pleasantly surprised!

"the Hobbit" was my first "Dramatized" listen, and I found it to be quite enjoyable. I usually prefer to listen to unabridged books only, however, I desided to give this one a try, and I loved it. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to have this played to her. I would strongly recomend this audio to families on road trips, and any fans of J.R.R. Tolkian.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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