See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Tolkien's tale relates the perilous attempt by Frodo Baggins and company to defeat the evil Sauron and dispose of the Ruling Ring. Brian Sibley, one of the original dramatists, wrote the opening and closing narration for the character of Frodo, played by Ian Holm, who now stars as Bilbo in the feature films based on The Lord of the Rings. Uploaded by noelleleigh on February 14, Search icon An illustration of a magnifying glass. User icon An illustration of a person's head and chest. Sign up Log in. Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book.
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One of the greatest epic fantasies of our time, The Fellowship of the Ring has inspired generations of fans, thanks to Tolkien's unparalleled skill for crafting intricately woven narratives. In audiobook form, the story is taken to a whole new level. Brian Sibley's famous adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm. By completing your purchase you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company. Read more Read less. Cancel anytime.
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Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings in 26 half-hour stereo installments. Like the novel on which it is based, The Lord of the Rings is the story of an epic struggle between the Dark Lord Sauron of Mordor , the primary villain of the work, and an alliance of heroes who join forces to save the world from falling under his shadow. Each episode was repeated on the following Wednesday from pm to pm. The first broadcast of Episode 2 was blacked out across a large part of southeast England because of a transmitter failure a very rare occurrence even then. It was also aired in Australia. A soundtrack album featuring a re-recorded and in some cases expanded suite of Stephen Oliver 's music was released in The part series was subsequently edited into 13 hour-long episodes broadcast from 17 July to 9 October , restoring some dialogue originally cut for timing since each hour-long episode is actually around 57 minutes, as opposed to 54 minutes for two half-hour episodes with overlaps and extra credits removed , rearranging some scenes for dramatic impact and adding linking narration and music cues. Even so, a small amount of material was also lost, notably a minute long scene featuring Gandalf and Pippin on Shadowfax discussing the beacon fires of Gondor.