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The 40 Best Audio books comment: J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring has never been performed better than in this superb BBC adaptation, recorded in 1981, with Ian Holm playing a magnificently valiant Frodo and Bill Nighy a marvellous Samwise Gamgee. Michael Horden is brilliant as Gandalf - and it's impossible to write about this without using superlatives. A feast for the ears!
This is a full-cast dramatization of the first book of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Brian Sibley's 1981 adaptation has a newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.
Audio Length: 4 hours and 35 min.
A BBC radio dramatisation of the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with a newly recorded beginning and closing narration by Holm.
Publication date: 12/11/2001
Publisher: BBC Consumer Publishing
Format: Audiobook On Cd
|Publication date:||12th November 2001|
|Author:||J. R. R. Tolkien|
|Publisher:||BBC Consumer Publishing|
|Format:||Audiobook On Cd|
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father’s death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures. His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent ...More About J. R. R. Tolkien