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The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy | [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Sarah J. Kindermann 02-03-15

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    "Much better than the Hobbit."

    I wasn't a huge fan of the Hobbit story but it does help to listen to it before beginning the Lord of the Rings series.

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    laborofthefield 02-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Ever-trilling Classic"

    love revisiting this book that captured my imagination. Far more impacting in my older days as I consider the darkness on our doorstep and personal response. The narrator is great as he captures different characters and skillfully sings Tolkien's melodies. Audible offers a quick and effective way of getting this classic into my schedule. On to the next book in the series.

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    John Oliver 02-01-15
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    "Amazing performance."

    I loved the Lord of the Rings as a child, as a teenager and as a (younger) adult but this performance brings language of TheFellowship of the Ring alive. It's almost as if the spirit of Tolkien himself is reading the book.

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    seth morales 01-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Rob Inglis"
    Would you listen to The Fellowship of the Ring again? Why?

    yes, Rob Inglis delivers a perfect performance.


    Have you listened to any of Rob Inglis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, the Hobbit. I enjoyed the Hobbit more, but this is not a title to pass up.


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    Teresa Dyson 01-29-15
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    "Captivating"

    My 3rd grade son reminded me that the "book is always better than the movie!" And even better is the voice of Inglis. Loved it.

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    "A classic!"

    An excellent story, a classic, and a wonderful narrator. I have listened to this series three times and am still not tired of it....5 stars! Robert Ingles is very talented, and his portrayal of the characters and events imagined by Tolkien is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

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    Brandon Morgan 01-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Best accidental choice"

    As a fan of the Lord of the Rings for the past 25 years, it was vastly important to me on choosing a version and narrator that would immerse me back into that beloved world of middle earth. My choice was randomly chosen, but proved to be worth the risk. Great naratation.

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    Cody 01-28-15
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    "Incredible Book!"

    This book was incredible and has great narration. It is surprisingly easy to listen to, and understand what is occurring. I find it very surprising how different this book is to the Fellowship of the Ring movie. I only wished it explored the Shire and its people more thoroughly instead of jumping right to the journey. Also, I wish it was longer. Besides these personal wishes, this book was incredible!!!

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    Tom 01-27-15
    Tom 01-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Tale Well Told"

    best to plan to take some long road trips if you are to start the series because it is a major time commitment. If one has the time however it can make the hours pass swiftly. While Tolkien wrote it as a tale, not an allegory, one cannot help but see some of his beliefs creeping in, and maybe some of my own crept in in my reading. I could see in terms like the enemy, the struggle between good and evil, the difficulty in seeing and choosing the right path many parallels with the struggles Ignatius outlined in his first week of his spiritual exercises. of course it should not be surprising that a fictional enemy shared much in common with the enemy of mankind (something much more complex than the devil for Ignatius, and for Tolkien who has an enemy that can marshal many and varied sources to attack). it is not an allegory of course, you cannot say for every this in Tolkien there is a that in Ignatius. But if you are familiar with Ignatius, or other Spiritual greats, you may find hints of their thought in these pages.

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    Amanda Bales 01-24-15
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    "Very good story, Narration is good but..."
    Would you listen to The Fellowship of the Ring again? Why?

    I enjoyed listening to this but many spots throughout the story have background noises of people talking. It can become very distracting and when listening to this story, you really need to pay attention or you can easily lose track of what is going on. The narrator does a wonderful job, don't get me wrong, but the only change I wish for is the removal of the background noises. The story is amazing. I love Lord of the Rings and glad it's available to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frodo, Aragorn, Bilbo, Gandalf.


    Did Rob Inglis do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, he does a wonderful job narrating this. Again, only negative is the background noises of people talking.


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