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on June 17, 2015
Great book!
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on December 30, 2014
Good book.
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on October 30, 2014
My girls love these books
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on February 13, 2014
This edition is a hardcover more vintage looking version of the classic. Amazing feeling of quality right down to the printing paper used. The friend whom I got it as a gift was very pleased. Will last decades in his family library. Just like anything tolkien wrote should
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon April 19, 2013
There is really little original or interesting I can say about such a well-known and popular book as this, except to add that in my opinion, its fame and reputation are justified. In some ways a linear, simple adventure story, more observant readings reveal the depths and the darkness beneath. Of course, the reader's consciousness of the future darkness of the Lord of the Rings story will affect how one reads this book.
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on February 21, 2013
great condition, came on time. Interesting adventure book and was turned into a movie. The cover is different than the photo however but that did not bother me.
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on February 3, 2013
This is the first Tolkien book I've read. While certainly a great change from my usual reads, it was an enjoyable story. Since Hobbits, dwarves, wizards and dragons are not a familiar theme to me, I found it a little challenging to keep up with where each fit in the larger picture. Bilbo Baggins is an endearing character whom I often found myself identifying with as he proceeded on the adventure of his life. Quite an interesting tale that I'm glad I read.
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on January 28, 2013
Overall it exceeded my expectations although a couple of areas were a little slow. It left me warm and 'fuzzy' about the characters and reflective of the message. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in renewing their faith in the goodness of people.
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The presentation of this collectors edition is very nice. Although I'm always afraid of Gold embossing wearing off in my hands, this cover looks well done. The hard cover is finnished in a green leatherlike textured (paper?), as is the slip case. The presentation of the cover of the box slip case would have been better if the title picture had been inlaid instead of adheared to the box as a sticker (the reason for the loss of one star), but of course it is only a cover. I found the typesetting large, clean, and easy to read on its bright white paper with bright green title accents. Most Illustrations are in a woodcut two colour wimsical style with a few full colour watercolour paintings. I think you will find this edition a joy to read. The cover presentation is far better than the 50th anniversary single volume edition of "The Lord of the Rings" by Harper Collins, which has a gold embossed, near black (seems faded) paper dust jacket covering a red gold embossed canvas-textured paper hardcover.Lord Of The Rings Single Volume Cl
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on March 22, 2005
The right reading style for this book is really a matter of taste and opinion. The Hobbit was written as a children's book, and some listeners may wish a style that reflects this. Others may wish a less dramatic reading.
Martin Shaw's reading conjured up different characters with different voices - all realistic and none exaggerated. There is no mention on the CD case of the person responsible for abridging the tale, but they did an excellent job - it seemed so complete and seamless. Some have commented that Martin Shaw's reading does lack some enthusiasm, so it may not meet the style preferred by children.
The BBC Radio Collection's dramatised version of The Hobbit was clearly produced for the younger audience.
There is an unabridged version narrated by Rob Inglis for those of you who would prefer the complete version, rather than this 6 hour shortened version. I've heard that the Rob Inglis' unabridged reading is also aimed at the younger listener, though I'd like to hear it before making a judgement.
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