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Audrie

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  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8997)
    Performance
    (8085)
    Story
    (8220)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "Narrator Makes This Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    As someone who has read The Hobbit many times, it was a pleasure to be able to hear it while on long drives. My elementary-age son enjoyed it immensely. He has difficulty keeping engaged in things (ADHD) although reads short paragraphs at a high level. At first, he seemed as if he wasn't paying attention, but as the action rose, he started to ask me questions. This was great for both of us: I got to listen to good literature I'd previously enjoyed; he delved into something he previously would have ignored in print.


    What other book might you compare The Hobbit to and why?

    Lord of the Rings, of course. Except a bit easier for young ones.


    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator was fantastic. He quickly and with great skill switched from voice to voice. His singing was superb. I, frankly, never read the songs all the way through in the print version. I actually heard their meaning this time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, we intentionally used in the car over several days.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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