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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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    dhill421 01-04-15
    dhill421 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless epic masterfully rendered by Rob Inglis."

    Rob Inglis tells Tolkien's wonderful tale with a marvelous knack for character portrayal and lyrical nuances in Tolkien's poetic universe

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    Tristan G 01-03-15
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    Awesome narration.
    10/10 the songs were performed perfectly! I couldn't get enough so now I shall start it again

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    Amazon Customer 01-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story ~ not so great narrating for Galadrial"

    The story is great, but the narrator did a TERRIBLE job with Galadrial's voice. The dramatized version did a better job than he did. 😔

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    Turdslinger FL USA 12-31-14
    Turdslinger FL USA 12-31-14 Member Since 2014

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    "One and only Ring"

    This defines what a trilogy is or should be no "hollowood" trash here. Defines what writing expectations should be in our time.

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    Blazing Pascal 12-31-14 Listener Since 2007
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    "A Wonderful Experience"

    I can appreciate all of the various formats the story has taken, but right next to simply reading the books, these unabridged audio books are my favorite way to experience The Lord of the Rings (and The Hobbit). The story is enduring, and the performance is fantastic. As with most great performers, you will soon forget you are listening to only one man. This ranks up there with Jim Dale's reading of the Harry Potter books (another must listen).

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    Blake Dahl Indianapolis, IN 12-28-14
    Blake Dahl Indianapolis, IN 12-28-14 Member Since 2014

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    "much more detail than the movie, it's a good read"

    Great book and certainly more story detail than was provided in the movie, also much more character development

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    James P. Jolley Jr. 12-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome series!!!"

    I have always loved the stories of the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy. Tolkien is fabulous!!!

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    M. Franks Oklahoma, USA 12-21-14
    M. Franks Oklahoma, USA 12-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Transformed me into a Tolkien fan"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Hobbit failed to capture my imagination, but FOTR made me a Tolkien fan.


    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    All the characters were brilliantly played, but Sam was fantastically done.


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    Eden Shapiro AUSTIN, TEXAS, US 12-15-14
    Eden Shapiro AUSTIN, TEXAS, US 12-15-14
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    "Love love love"

    I grew up watching lord of the rings! Absolutely love the movies and story.

    Since I am such a big reader I'm not sure why it took me so long to read the first book, but so happy I did. These books add layers to the movies, and it is nice to finally know what is actually written. It makes me love the movies even more.

    Loved the narrator!!

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    Walter 12-06-14
    Walter 12-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic performance of Lord of the Rings Trilogy"

    This review covers all three books of the Lord of the Rings.

    I've read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy many times since I first discovered Middle Earth at the age of 14. I thought I knew the whole work thoroughly after many re-readings. I was wrong. The sections that focus on the history and lore of Middle Earth seemed, when reading the printed page, a bit slow - and I may have given them short shrift.

    One great thing about audiobooks is that you will get every word that the author wrote. Maybe it was Rob Inglis's narration, but parts of the book came alive for me as though I were reading them for the first time.

    As a long-time Tolkien reader, I enjoyed the movies - but listening to the books made me realize how I really loved them, and how superior they are to the movies. While it may make me sound positively medieval, I just don't think that film (at least mainstream film) can capture the depth and meaning found in books - including audiobooks.

    A final note on Tolkien as an author. He's often described as a a better storyteller than a prose writer. I think that's wrong. Yes, he writes in a traditional style (suitable to his subject matter), if you are looking for evidence of his writing prowess, go back and read the scene of Faramir and Eowyn on the walls of Minas Tirith. And on another level, think about the interlacing of history and lore with the narrative - reminiscent of Tolstoy's War and Peace. The Lord of the Rings deserves to be listed among the great works of 20th Century literature.

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