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The Lord of the Rings [Audio]

Part One: The Fellowship of the Ring

By J. R. R. Tolkien, Full Cast (Read by), Ian Holm (Read by), Michael Hordern (Read by)

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Format: CD-Audio, A&M Edition
Other Information: Mixed media Mixed media
Published In: United Kingdom, 12 November 2001
With its first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on March 8, 1981, this dramatised tale of Middle Earth became an instant global classic. It boasts a truly outstanding cast including Ian Holm (as Frodo), Sir Michael Hordern (as Gandalf), Robert Stephens (as Aragorn), Bill Nighy (as Sam Gamgee) and John Le Mesurier (as Bilbo). Brian Sibley's famous adaptation has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm, who now stars as Bilbo in the feature films based on The Lord of the Rings. Part One, The Fellowship of the Ring, introduces us to Frodo Baggins. With his uncle Bilbo having mysteriously disappeared, Frodo finds himself in possession of a simple gold ring that has great and evil power. It is the Ruling Ring, taken long ago from the Dark Lord, Sauron, who now seeks to possess it again. Frodo must do everything he can to prevent this, and with the help of Gandalf the wizard and a band of loyal companions he begins a perilous journey across Middle-earth. Sauron's Black Riders are on their trail as they travel to Rivendell, attempt to cross the snow-swept Misty Mountains and, in desperation, enter the terrifying Mines of Moria. 4 CDs. 4 hrs.

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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the first book in Tolkien's epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

About the Author

J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. From 1925-1959 he was an Oxford Professor, first of Anglo Saxon and then of English Language and Literature, but is best known as the author of the fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings.

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Gr 4-9-This trilogy of Tolkien's Middle Earth is presented in dramatization from the BBC, with original music and sound effects. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

The official movie tie-in volume with cover art of a Nazg?l perched upon its black steed offers the complete story in a single volume, as the author intended. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

"For those who find the books too long-winded and the films too noisy, this is the perfect way to assimilate the myth and magic of Middle-earth" Guardian

EAN: 9780563536550
ISBN: 0563536551
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Dimensions: 12.5 x 14.2 x 2.4 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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