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Just orded the unabridged set of cd's of lotr (46 cd's) As anyone on here heard them.
Remember petty said the bbc version was good. The reviews were pretty encouraging.
Do they have music and sounds or is it some bloke just reading the book. (rob inglis) ... -1-catcorr
The set you ordered appears to be simply a narration, though it may have a bit of intro music. The BBC version is a radio-play with different people playing the parts and a narrator. I don't recall if it has sound effects and music. Petty has listened to it most recently, so he should be best to answer that.

55 hours of narration, sounds good anyway. My eyes arnt getting any better or the
prints getting smaller :lol: Sitting on the sofa with a glass of wine and have some one
read Lord of the Rings to you. What could be better? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
I got the same CDs for my birthday, and I think they are really great. Better than the BBC version. There is no music or sound effects, but Ingles gives each character a distinct voice, so you always know who is speaking. I have listened to the BBC dramatization version and it's good, but I preferred this version. Depends what tickles your fancy... <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />

Anyway have fun listening!
Thanks Ally, got the hobbit on order as well.
There will always be problems with one person reading something as long as LoTR- some of the voices given to characters will not be liked etc . Inevitable in a book with so many characters. But reading LotR is a big job and Inglis does very well at it (in particular with the songs,poems and accents). I'd certainly recommend it and it is excellent for long journeys or tired eyes. I find, as with reading the book itself these days, I tend to dip into it and listen to favourite passages.

The radio plays are quite different as they are a dramatization not narration. Again they are not perfect, I personally am not a fan of how they do the set up at the start and there are obvious problems when it comes to depicting large battlefields on radio, but overall they are a tighter, closer adaptation than PJ's and for a Tolkien fan as necessary a listen as the films are a watch (but with a lot less to be angry about at the end).
Thanks Petty <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
16 discs gone, 30 to go. enjoyable, keep running out of wine thou. this is not me, funny all the same.