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The Hobbit: Jackanory Radio/TV Program

The Hobbit: Jackanory

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Publisher's Summary

The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug.

As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin. On his journey, he will encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - as well as a mysterious and magical ring and a strange, sinister creature named Gollum.

Read by Bernard Cribbins, Jan Francis, Maurice Denham and David Wood, this rare audio soundtrack is sure to offer a treat for all fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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    Mr. P. R. Lambert Leicester, UK 29/08/2015
    Mr. P. R. Lambert Leicester, UK 29/08/2015 Member Since 2014

    Pete Lambert

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    "Top notch Cribbins, neatly abridged"

    Top notch Cribbins, neatly abridged (it's listing here as unabridged is incorrect but don't be put off by that), a classy troupe of readers and the battle is over and done with in ten minutes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MR Purley, United Kingdom 25/12/2013
    MR Purley, United Kingdom 25/12/2013
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    "Not unabridged"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Advertising the story as unabridged is misleading. It is an abridged version of the original story.


    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 14/04/2015
    Michael 14/04/2015 Member Since 2013

    Why does filling this in feel like a dating site?....

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    "Unabridged Jackanory production of Abridged Hobbit"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If you remember it being broadcast originally (showing my age!) then this is a great piece to bring back memories... If you never heard it before or don't remember it in a warm light then don't bother, there are better out there.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    codaroma 07/10/2013
    codaroma 07/10/2013
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    "THIS IS SEVERELY ABRIDGED. RIPOFF"

    Beware, this is advertised as unabridged, but is most definitely and quite severely abridged. I was very disappointed.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Novak
    South of Chicago, Il USA
    02/10/13
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    "Is it just me?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Editing. Delete the beginning and ending intro of each day it was broadcast, it is just fluff that gets in the way and there's no way to scrub forward well in the App.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Why are the voice actors saying things the narrator should be saying and all without a seconds pause?


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE Tolkien, my License Plate is "Tolkien", but this has to be the strangest version I have and I have at least 5 versions of the Hobbit. Maybe I just don't understand this form of adaptation :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Keith C.
    01/12/15
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    "Radio abridgement"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Advertised as "unabridged" this radio play is heavily edited. Nice narration for children but it leaves out a great deal of text.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Cantrell
    Nashville, TN USA
    22/08/15
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    "Excellent but short version."

    Liked this but wanted to hear more. Next time will order unabridged version. This is an excellent rendition!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • aowens
    31/07/15
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    "Fantastic"

    This was a summer school reading assigner and we loved reading along with the audibles book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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