The complete, unabridged audiobook of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Don't miss the rest of Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.
©1954, 1966 The Trustees of the J.R.R. Tolkien 1967 Settlement; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC; This edition published 2001 by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd., London, UK
"An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent." (The Observer)
"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Sunday Telegraph)
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. The Lord of the Rings books are a 'must read' for everyone. They give a brilliant example of how fiction books should be written, with a solid and vastly explorable background and history.
Although I found it strange at first that a random person I had never heard of in my life would be reading a book to me, there is no other person I would rather read me The Fellowship of the Ring than Rob Inglis. The songs were by far the best experience for me. If I were reading the book myself I would not have even known where to begin when it came to the songs. Rob singing them for me was a delight.
No, it was not. To my liking the book is a long book. If i was bored or wanted to listen while doing something else I would slip on my headphones and pick straight up from where I last left off.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy are books I've been wanting to read for a long time. Unfortunately I find it incredibly hard to pick up a book and read it. I have never been an avid reader despite the fact that I love stories. As a child I loved having books read to me. When I found Audible I straight away loved it. Having a book read to me is amazing. All I have to do is listen.
A perfect reading of Tolkien's masterpiece!
I would recommend this audiobook for any Tolkien fan! The narration is wonderful and in a very pleasant dialect, the pacing is great and nothing is omitted from the book. As an added bonus, the songs are sung, some with Tolkien's melodies, and some with melodies written for the audiobook.
The story in itself is wonderful, with fleshed out characters and a world carved out to the slightest detail. I haven't read the book, but considering this is unabridged, I reckon everything is as it should be. The voices for each characters fit nicely with how I would have imagined them.
All in all, this book is an absolute treasure, and if you prefer audiobooks over printed books, I would definitely recommend this one.
Great narration of a great story. Not much more to say, really. I listen to this every now and then. The films do not do the books (nor audiobooks) justice.
I am a writer seeking out the very best love stories to read. Especially if they have lots of surprises.
I enjoyed the narrator very much. The story itself has very interesting characters and moves along so well you hardly notice your time going by. It's very easy to get lost in this world.
You really do realize why these books are so long, after you hear the insane amount of songs. I do believe Tolkien at times wanted to be an artist, and not a writer because this is insane! The performance is great though, and over all the book is great!
25YO psychologist, interested in Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and History.
I really enjoyed listening to this audio. The narrator is talented and interprets the book very well. Tolkien of course is an artist and I can't wait to spend my next credit on the second part.
"Great Story, great reader."
The story is absolutely superb if not very lengthy, which is great for a Lotr fan like me. The reading is superb and the reader is clearly engaged with the story and characters.
loved the book. just wish the songs were not included I skipped over them when I read the book.
I enjoyed the great narration. I'm straight onto the next book now, and looking forward immensely.
Brilliant! I can't wait to start part 2 and then finish the series just got to wait for a new credit haha!
"Extremely well done"
Absolutely. Not only is this a classic story which I think everyone should read at one point, it's well read and listening to it lends an action to it that reading the books does not seem to.
The tempo of the story is faster than I have ever noticed reading the hard copies myself.
He has obviously put a lot of work into this. He knows the correct pronunciations of the words, and even sings all the many songs in the story. In a world where extremely detailed movies of the wholes series has been made, comparisons of them to the books can not help but be made. I find the pronunciations to be extremely similar, and this would give those who are not familiar with the books a feeling of familiarity should they listen to this recording.
I was excited to listen to the next section, and listened to whole sections at once.
"Superb narration and very relaxing"
As I travel back and forward to work a 35 minute journey each way I found it to be very relaxing and passed the time in a very enjoyable way and made coming home from a stressful day a pleasure to look forward to and shortened the journey . I really enjoyed it
"a must for fans of original book"
outstanding excellent will listen again and again. I just want part two. week till end of the month
"How can you review this?"
Amazing, a beginning, a saga that has been with me since I was 7 and will stay fresh for me for a long time to come.
It was brilliant to rediscover one of my favourite books through audio.
The performance of the songs is a little cringeworthy in my opinion, but there is always the skip button. He did use a number of different voices to distinguish between the characters but they weren't always consistent.
The songs made me want to use the skip button...
I love this book, Inglis is an interesting narrator, and I enjoyed the overall experience.
"Lord of the rings!"
It's an old recording by the sound of it but it doesn't matter however it could put some people off. I can't see why it's been done on two in parts that put me off but come on its lord of the rings so I had to get it.
Gandalf because he's a wizard and it's Gandalf.
he sounds like an old school master reading to a class I enjoyed this.
Three hours of sword fighting.
One thing I will say is this if you like to lesson to audible in bed.....don't fall asleep it can take forever getting back to the point you remember before dropping off if you haven't bookmarked it.
"Great Story but Irritating Delivery"
Sadly, whilst the story is one of my all time favourites, I was not able to enjoy it due to the irritating delivery.
My apologies to Rob Inglis who has a wonderful narrative voice. However, when it came to dialogue exchange his interpretation of accents spoilt the whole delivery. In this first book it appeared that Mr Inglis couldn't decide whether some characters were from Wales or the West Country! Either way the variety of high pitch narrative to distinguish between characters was really irritating. I appreciate it is difficult with so many characters in a storyline, but I found it all very disappointing and not enjoyable. Particularly in the last 2 hours of the book, when in the background I could hear, what sounded like female voices, chatting and cluncking around whilst the book was being narrated.
A valiant attempt from Mr Inglis, but I'm afraid I won't be downloading any more of these books
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