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The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring

by J.R.R. Tolkien Author · Full Cast Narrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
BBC Audio
Imprint:
BBC Digital Audio
Edition:
Dramatised
Publication Date:
2007

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 126.3 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 126.1 MB

J.R.R. Tolkien (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 Ri...

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Author :
J.R.R. Tolkien
Narrator :
Full Cast
Narrator :
Ian Holm
Narrator :
Michael Hordern
Narrator :
Robert Stephens
The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring
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