The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

Audiobook CD - 1999
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Dramatization Thirteen CDs, 13 hours In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest -- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Ringstells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Listening Library, p1999
ISBN: 9780553456530
Branch Call Number: Ju CD F Tol


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MaskedMan66 Feb 13, 2014

Without a doubt the best dramatization of "The Lord of the Rings" ever done; the script and the performances just leave Peter Jackson's movies in the dust.

Sir Ian Holm, who plays Bilbo Baggins in the Jackson LotR, plays Frodo in the radio edition, and delivers the goods brilliantly. This radio edition of the story also boasts the definitive portrayals of Gandalf (by Sir Michael Hordern), Samwise Gamgee (Bill Nighy), and Gollum (Peter Woodthorpe).

The scripts were mainly written by Brian Sibley, who also dramatized C.S. Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia" for BBC Radio.

Oct 26, 2012

This set isn't even 14 hours long, so if your looking to listen to the full books, this isnt it at all.

Jan 04, 2012

This BBC Radio production of the LotR is not too bad, but the books themselves are so much better than this radio production was.

Mar 09, 2011

This is the best!!!


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Mar 21, 2013

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