Inspired by The Hobbit and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that J.R.R. Tolkien created to provide "the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues". From these academic aspirations was born one of the most popular and imaginative works in English literature.
The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.
In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien's great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe – hobbits, elves, and wizards – step colorfully into life. Rob Inglis' narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.
©1983 Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R.Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R.Tolkien (P)1990 Recorded Books
It is The Lord of the rings and it is a classic. It is a little dry at first, but you catch on quick. Better than the movie. Well worth a listen. Narration was phenomenal.
I am in awe of Tolkien and all of the detail he put in this book. I loved it. I can't wait to read the next books. then I plan to see the movies. the reader did an excellent job at bringing the book to life and maintaining characters accurately.
Tolkien is the master of adventure stories. Beautifully written.
Rob Inglis is perfect in his depiction of the characters.
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Been reading the trilogy since the early 1960's -- but what a deep pleasure to go on this journey listening to the brilliant narration!
I had this audible book for over a year now and was hesitate to listen to it. I am so glad I did.
The reader and stories are beyond measure. I have enjoyed listening to this book and will continue with the same reader for the next two. I have read the books before, but the audiobook is fantastic.
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