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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1) Audio CD – Unabridged, Audiobook
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Top Customer Reviews
I know that annotated books can be difficult to navigate, filled with useless, pointless, or just plain boring information, and can be grossly oversized. That is not the case here.
So - here's the scoop.
The original story is very nicely presented, with all original illustrations in color when possible, and in black and white elsewhere. The type is nice and clear, very easy to read. (Many cheaper editions are also rather hard on the eyes. Check the print before you buy, folks!)
The illustrations are printed very clearly, and with very good notes on what they are.
And then the annotations - useful, engaging, and very well done. You will WANT to read these. We discover how the book was written, and what was changed between editions. (There were many changes made so that The Hobbit would conform more easily to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.) There are fascinating tidbits about Tolkien's life and the experiences that made their way into the story.
The forward tells about the writing of the novel, and the appedices give additional details about the text.
There are also many illustrations from other editions of the book. These are varied, from thought-provoking to not-provoking.
And the book is not too big. Some editions are simply too big to be read, but this book is reasonably sized so that you can actually READ IT! In fact, I have not read any other edition of The Hobbit for years, since the original annotated version came out.
The new edition is very much worthwhile. Enjoy!
The illustrations that are presented in the book are a thing of beauty. Not only are there a great many (every two or three pages or so) but they are incredibly colorful and really pop when you look at them. I do think the illustrator's style is to appear more colorful and simple at first glance, but at the same time you will look at the illustrations carefully and see the amount of time and effort that she put into this work. I love this style of simplicity and use of color.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good, but not all it's cracked up to be. I'm not sure why people make it such a big deal.Published 10 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book and the rest of the trilogy. Easy read and full of action!Published 1 day ago by Missy Warden
This was my nine year old's first introduction to Tolkien and he loved it. It is a great adventure story and I love the morals hidden throughout.Published 1 day ago by Lowe Matheson
I thought the book was a little longer than it had to be, but the author did a great job making the normally boring times in between events pretty interestingPublished 1 day ago by southern belle
I love these books they are the type you can read over and over
Got a teenager that does not like to read then give him / her these books and they will start to love to read.
His voice is perfect. You are in the Shire. Totally unabridged. Love it!Published 2 days ago by P. Harris