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
Just a nerdy girl who's an Audict. I like coffee, Star Trek, knitting, spinning, weaving, and Warcraft. But most of all? Books.
Tolkien has a very special place in my heart. And this is in every way a perfect telling. The fact that the songs are sung and the poetry recited in their entirety makes this the best version in existence.
Just love the whole story. It's very entertaining and fun with so many twists and new and interesting and entertaining people and creatures and all kinds of stuff. I recommend it to everyone that loves or likes fantasy or even wonders if they might. try it and see what you think
The art of Tolkien's writings is so beautiful.
The clarity and surety of moral distinction is inspiring
Tolkien invested so much time into this series. He even invented his own language.
Tolkien love he sounds of words and names. He then wove his love throughout his books with each character.
I love this story and was eager to finally read the books as I had only seen the movies. However after starting out I constantly was battling to pay attention due to the readers voice and performance. Perhaps others may disagree but he reminds me of a British college professor. Thankfully I found an alternate audio performance (not on audible) that rescued my experience with these books. I'm loving the story as I knew I would... but sadly... this is not the performance I was hoping for given this epic classic.
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