The Hobbit: Jackanory

  • by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by Bernard Cribbins
  • 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug.
As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin. On his journey, he will encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - as well as a mysterious and magical ring and a strange, sinister creature named Gollum.
Read by Bernard Cribbins, Jan Francis, Maurice Denham and David Wood, this rare audio soundtrack is sure to offer a treat for all fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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Top notch Cribbins, neatly abridged

Top notch Cribbins, neatly abridged (it's listing here as unabridged is incorrect but don't be put off by that), a classy troupe of readers and the battle is over and done with in ten minutes.
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- Mr. P. R. Lambert

Not unabridged

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Advertising the story as unabridged is misleading. It is an abridged version of the original story.


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- MR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2013
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited