The original American dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio.
In the ancient world of Middle Earth—a place of elves and dwarves, orcs and wizards, the darkest evil and the brightest good—a hobbit named Frodo Baggins embarks on a perilous quest: to carry the One Ring, ruler of all the Rings of Power, into the shadowy land of Mordor and destroy it in the fires where it was forged.
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I agree with several previous reviews about this. As far as the characters voices go I prefer this version over all the others. Some of the characters voices bother me but, most of them are great. The downside is that things are certainly different from the book. As mentioned, it's a dramatization! So things won't be spot on. Sadly many of the old songs are left out. Over all though, if you can deal with minor changes here and there it's fairly good!
Set’s the imagination afire
I’ve been listening to this version of LOTR for three decades. The ring-wraiths gave me nightmares when I was six.
Not the experience of the books, or the impact of the abbreviated version of the movie’s, but full enough to fire the imagination!
The title says nothing of a dramatization, the author is listed as Tolkien, and the cover art shows “Fellowship of the Ring” by J. R. R. Tolkien (no indication of a dramatization). I got excited that I found a good deal, so I purchased, only to realize too late that it’s not actually the Fellowship of the Ring. Perhaps it’s a good dramatization, but I won’t be listening to it. Tolkien is an incredible writer and I want to listen to his words, not an abridged version.