The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization

The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the centre is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious Hobbit who is suddenly thrust into the biggest, indeed the only, adventure of his life.

The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559350327
Publisher: Soundelux
Publication date: 03/07/1991
Series: Lord of the Rings Series
Edition description: Audio

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. His mother died when he was twelve, and he and his brother became wards of the local priest. When a professor at Oxford, he wrote stories for his children telling them the story of The Hobbit. When his publisher asked for a sequel to The Hobbit, he wrote Lord of the Rings, which took twelve years to complete. He died in September 1973.

Date of Birth:

January 3, 1892

Date of Death:

September 2, 1973

Place of Birth:

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)

Place of Death:

Oxford, England


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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The Hobbit: The BBC Radio Dramatization 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Chef-Cabbage More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, this audio book was a huge disappointment. It isn't the dramatic unabridged reading of the Hobbit it purported to be. It is a stylized INTERPRETATION of the book. Many scenes were left out and some were written by the BBC and added. Any fan of Tolkien knows what a perfectionist he was and should shun this version. It was like reading the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in Cliff notes and expecting to know the whole thing. I will continue buying audio books from Barnes and Noble in the future, but probably not books from the BBC.
CrankyOldLadyInHawaii More than 1 year ago
Apparently some of the cabbages posting below had no idea of what they were buying.  This is NOT an "audiobook" it is a dramatized version of the book that was broadcast on BBC radio, then sold on tape, and later on CD.  I think the "BBC" should have been a clue.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the different adaptation of the book.
tallnan More than 1 year ago
If you want a play depicting this book I would say get it, if you are looking for the book on tape don't get it. Kind of confussing and too cutsey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my husband. He has enjoyed it. I will get him other books
OddThomasForever More than 1 year ago
awesome book series by j r r tolkien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!