Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage Personal Care Furniture Kindle Music Deals Store Fall Tools

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Showing 1-10 of 25 reviews(1 star)show all reviews
The Hobbit is one of my favorite novels, but I found this 5-disk set unlistenable. The abridgement is poorly done, and takes unnecessary liberties with the book, the diction is unclear and muddy, the transfer from tape was botched so that everything streams by at a too-rapid clip, with unnaturally squeaky voices and sounds, and the special effects are laughable (the Trolls speak through vocoders ("Were you in D'Nang?").
I bought this and couldn't listen to even the first disc of five; I returned it.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 1999
The Hobbit I found was boring and so happy it was annoying. The characters are so happy it's annoying. I like characters with a lot of back ground and I like many characters I can relate to. A bunch of identical dwarves don't do the job. They also don't fit the spirit of dwarves, but then again after time they evolved into the grumpy alchoholics fantasy tends to portray them as. All the characters were corny and annoying. Anyway, don't get me wrong about it. I understood it. I loved the Dragonlance chronicles and Wheel of Time which made this book look so childish. I've heard Lord of the Rings is much better so I might read that. It doesn't seem as happy perfect utopia where elves dance and sing songs all day as The Hobbit was.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 1998
This Book was just too childish. I Heard that it was a timeless classic, so i payed a whopping $12 which could have easily better spent. For an adult to enjoy this novel is just beyond my belief. I am 14 myself and after reading it it was plainly ment for parents to read to their 6 or 7 year olds as they fall asleep. With such childish names almost always ryming with another (example: Dwalin and Balin, and also the very childish name of Bilbo) I would only purchase this book if i had someone i knew about 6-8 years old just to read it to them
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 1999
Do not read this book. There was absolutely nothing about answering how long it would take to go by boat or by tomorrow. Doesn't make sense? It doesn't have to make sense it is all fantasy. And what's this thing about hairy feet? Oh yes, the Joy of Cooking was never mentioned as being on Bilbo's cook book shelf in his little Hobbit house. Very disappointing. I would have given the book 0 stars but this isn't an option. And why didn't the author stay alive long enough to defend his work from this vicious critique?
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 1999
Okay, if you've never in your life read an epic fantasy then you might like it. But still, when I read this book I was at a point where I was reading four hundred-page novels per two to three days, but it took me hours to get through the first couple chapters. It doesn't really make sense how the dwarves would want such a bumbling fool to help them. And anyway, dwarves and Hobbits, etc., etc. aren't exactly my favorite fantasy races. Oh well.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 1997
If you have some extra time on your and feel like pissing it away, then read this book. I love literature;however, I cannot believe I wasted valuable hours of my life on reading this so called book. I've read technical manuals that are more interesting. If there is someone you really don't like, suggest that they read this book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2012
I was expecting a lightly used black covered book as in the picture to go with the rest of the Tolkien books I purchased. I paid $26 for this book and instead got a John Howe illustrated version. Aside from this it was extremely worn featuring stickers from past sales, many dents, yellowed paper, and a lovely $9.99 price on the back. I obviously don't recommend this unless you want to overpay for a very poor quality book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 1999
Don't read this book, it is impossible to follow, has way too many details, and was down right boring. Horrible book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2000
The Hobbit, a novel by J.R.R.Tolkien, is based upon, surprisingly enough, a hobbit, named Mr.Baggins. Throughout this book, Mr.Baggins undergoes many adventures, accompanied by thirteen dwarves and, for some of the way, a wizard. His companions and himself are heading towards a mountain of gold, with a dragon waiting at the end. When finally reaching their destination, they do not know exactly what they will find. Mr. Baggins uses his magical ring, which makes him invisible, to investigate on what they are up against. Well, things are easier said than done. Actually killing the dragon was completely out of their league, so they hid and waited for the right moment. When they couldn't stand hiding any longer, they came out, expecting to be burned by the dragon's flames. To their pleasant surprise, they found that the dragon had been killed by townspeople the night before. Thinking that left the gold to them, they celebrated. Around a week later though, they went into war to claim the riches all to themselves. Winning the war didn't do too much, since they had to spare part of the gold to their alliances. When the adventure of his lifetime was drawn to an end, Mr.Baggin headed back to the center of his motivation, home sweet home. A year had passed since he had left his hobbit hole, and he could have wished for nothing more than to be back in his cozy little home.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2000
I am currently reading "The Hobbit" against my will. I am in an advanced reading class, and this is the "great book" that the teacher is forcing us to read and testing us over it. I am about 80 pages away from the end, and this book BITES! I cannot even concentrate on what I am reading because the book is so darn BORING! I sit there reading every single word of it, but I think about something else. I read "Bilbo blah blah blah," but think "Oh what am I gonna do today after school?" And then when it somes testing time, I cannot remember a thing I read, and the teacher thinks I didn't read it. I really, truly hate this book. This is the worst book I have ever read! It's even worse than the unabrigded version of "The Prince and The Pauper", which I was also forced to read against my will. I would have given this book zero stars, but the lowest you are allowed to go is one. DO NOT WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS MONEY ON THIS PIECE OF WASTE.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Box Set
The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Box Set by JRR Tolkien (Paperback - Nov. 20 1997)
CDN$ 31.63

The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien (Paperback - Jan. 9 1992)
CDN$ 8.99

Lord Of The Rings Single Volume Cl
Lord Of The Rings Single Volume Cl by J.R.R. Tolkien (Hardcover - Oct. 20 1994)
CDN$ 49.45