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The Hobbit Audiobook
The Hobbit
Written by: 
J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by: 
Rob Inglis
The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

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Publisher's Summary

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all - a treasure-troving dragon named Smaug.

In this fantasy classic, master storyteller J.R.R. Tolkein creates a bewitching world filled with delightful creatures and thrilling dangers. Narrator Rob Inglis will hold listeners of all ages spellbound with his skillful portrayal of hobbits, dwarves, and enchanted beasts.

©1966 J.R.R. Tolkien (P)1991 Recorded Books

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    A 01-01-15
    A 01-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Can someone give anything less than five stars??"

    The Hobbit is an amazing book. My only complaint is that the narrator's singing is a bit... odd. I think he tries to hard and it just sounds weird.

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    Dan 12-30-14
    Dan 12-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"

    A long beloved story and the rich voice of the narrator along with his wi fearful singing adds a great deal.

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    Toby1600 12-28-14
    Toby1600 12-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great narration for a great story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    Wonderful characterization for each of the characters brought the book into reality.a


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    He put so much life into each character, and I loved the songs.


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    Michael 12-28-14
    Michael 12-28-14
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    "Amazing I loved it and I want to listen to more"

    I Loved it and want to listen to the next book. It had soo much action and was so exiting. The author really described the characters and that's an important part in the book.

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    Brenna Nettles 12-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It didn't sound like it does in my head"

    I just hated his pronunciation of bifur and bofur. the story was fantastic and the narration was very pleasant. I finished it in a day

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    Jeffrey 12-27-14
    Jeffrey 12-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A great story"

    Really great story, I enjoyed the song. This furthered my understanding of the elves and Bilbo's relationship. Very well narrated.

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    Joshua Williamson 12-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic book!"
    Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

    Of course I'd listen to it again! I love this book and the narrator who reads it has such a way of bringing the characters alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Bilbo. Mostly because the story is centered on him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene has got to be Riddles in the Dark!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Oh, I could definitely make a better movie from this book that Peter Jackson is doing! No offense Peter... I would split the book into 2 parts and have the first one just be The Hobbit and the second movie's subtitle would be "There and Back Again".


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    Yon 12-02-14
    Yon 12-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Performance was difficult to follow for me"
    Any additional comments?

    Probably a combination of the accent and the way in which this book was written. I had a hard time following the plot but then again I'm somewhat of a simpleton. Oh and the singing was awful! (no offense)

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    Michael 11-27-14
    Michael 11-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Tolkien and Inglis FOR THE WIN"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    Incredible classic story brought to life with top-notch vocal performance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard not to root for Bilbo. All of us can relate to him in some way.


    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rob Inglis is one of the very best. He also narrated the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Having the same actor voice all four books provides excellent consistency.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have listened to it many times, after having read the book many times. There are no surprises now, but always a deep sense of satisfaction.


    Any additional comments?

    Incredible book, and excellent voice performance! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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    Chris's Card Winchester, Virginia 11-20-14
    Chris's Card Winchester, Virginia 11-20-14

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    "Excellent story for any age !"
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Each audiobook I have listened to or whisper synced, has been a true delight. The Hobbit: at the top of my list. For reading or listening. A great book. And journey !!


    What other book might you compare The Hobbit to and why?

    Return of the King. The Two Towers ! They are the continuing adventures of the Baggins' Clan !


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    This gentleman makes one feel like, part of the story. Very relaxing voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I could feel myself, wanting to help the travelers !


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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