The lord of the rings the complete trilogy

by Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973.

Format: Book on CD 2008
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Widely regarded as a broadcasting landmark, this thrilling dramatization by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell boasts a truly outstanding cast, including Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, and John Le Mesurier. Tolkien s tale relates the perilous attempt by Frodo Baggins and company to defeat the evil Saruman and dispose of the Ruling Ring.

Brian Sibley, one of the original dramatists, wrote the opening and closing narration for the character of Frodo, played by Ian Holm, who now stars as Bilbo in the feature films based on "The Lord of the Rings.""

bk. 1. The fellowship of the ring
bk 2. The two towers
bk. 3 The return of the king
Bonus musical score.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Originally broadcast in 1981 on BBC Radio, this full-cast adaptation of Tolkien's epic trilogy is justifiably regarded as a classic; unfortunately, in 2008, it faces inevitable comparison with Peter Jackson's films. While Jackson had stunning visuals, purists may find this simpler adaptation more to their taste. The radio version remains, in some ways, more faithful to the original trilogy. The extensive cuts to the narrative mean that much of Tolkien's poetic description and a degree of emotional resonance are lost, but narrator Gerard Murphy gives what remains the appropriate gravity. Most of the dialogue is pure Tolkien, and the fine cast does it justice. Ian Holm (who appeared as Bilbo in the films) offers a mature, nuanced portrayal of Frodo that is far truer to the text than Elijah Wood's wide-eyed innocent approach. (On the other hand, Sean Astin's accent and inflections as Sam are so similar to the audiobook's Bill Nighy's, one might suspect that Astin studied this recording before filming.) The 12th CD is devoted to a selection of songs from the books, set to original music. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Baggins, Frodo -- Drama.
Baggins, Bilbo -- Drama.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Drama.
Fantasy radio programs.
Radio plays.
Radio adaptations.
Live sound recordings.
Publisher North Kingstown, RI :BBC Audiobooks America,2008
Other Titles Fellowship of the ring.
Two towers.
Return of the king.
Contributors Sibley, Brian.
Bakewell, Michael.
Morgan, Jane.
Leicaster, Penny.
Holm, Ian, 1931-2020
Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995.
Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995.
Oliver, Stephen, 1950-1992.
Tolkien, Christopher.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Fellowship of the ring.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Two towers.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Return of the king.
BBC Radio.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Participants/Performers Ian Holm (Frodo Baggins), Michael Hordern (Gandalf), Robert Stephens (Aragorn), John Le Mesurier (Bilbo Baggins).
Other Contributors Music composed and conducted by Stephen Oliver.
Language English
Notes "Full-cast dramatization."
Originally broadcast on BBC Radio in 1981.
Compact disc.
Accompanying material may include a fold-out version of Christopher Tolkien's original Middle Earth map.
Description 12 audio discs (13 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781602834927
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