Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon—and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he’s not entirely thrilled.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s timeless and beloved tale, The Hobbit, is presented here in a stunning dramatization that resounds with all the excitement of a theater performance—and all the charm of a vintage radio show. Brilliantly conceived to evoke Tolkien’s richly imagined Middle Earth, this newly remastered CD collection features an original score written for Renaissance-era instruments, outstanding ensemble acting and innovative sound techniques designed to present a hobbit’s-eye view of Bilbo’s adventures.
A fitting tribute, more than a half century after the first publication of the book, this elegant collector’s CD presentation of The Hobbit will captivate longtime fans and the newly initiated alike.
It's good to have the Hobbit dramatization that the BBC did almost as long before they did the Lord of the Rings as the time between when Tolkien wrote the books (14 years). It's no surprise that the drama isn't as well developed in the earlier effort, and The Hobbit was a longer book than any one of the 3 parts of LotR, so it's no surprise that some bits were left out for the radio. The most recent release of this set on CD included an interview qith JRR Tolkien, and it would be nice to have that, too.