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.
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.
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Not the same as the BBC dramatization of Lord of the Rings. The voices of the dwarves are really obnoxious and the goblins are awful. The songs are the worst out of tune thing I’ve ever heard. Get the Rob Ingalls dramatization, it is much better!
The best adapted version...
I first listened to this version on cassette tape, many many years ago. I am glad to find it in a downloadable version, so I can re-listen when I am feeling nostalgic.
While I’ve listened to other versions, I have to say what does it for me is the dramatized ensemble cast. Truly a joy.
CHOOSE THIS ONE! By far the best audiobook for The Hobbit. I've had the 1968 dramatization for a long time and on various formats. I re-listen to it every year or so.