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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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    Juliet 01-22-15
    Juliet 01-22-15
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    "Heartwarming"

    So nice to be read to, it was very well read and of course the story is a wonderful classic.

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    Amazon Customer 01-21-15
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    "The Hobbit"

    Absolutely loved it and didn't want it to end. The narrator was exactly suited to the reading and the singing of the songs. I am addicted!!

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    Erik Merickel Niles, Michigan 01-20-15
    Erik Merickel Niles, Michigan 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Still a classic"

    I read this book as a kid. After finding it on audible, i thought i would compare it to the movie. This is a will performed version, unabridged, and still a classic after all this time. Deffinately worth the purchase.

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    Jessica 01-20-15
    Jessica 01-20-15
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    "Awesome!"

    Loved it! Started listening to it any moment I could and Inglis's voice fit perfectly to both the songs, drama and characters!

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    Elizabeth 01-19-15
    Elizabeth 01-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyable"

    read this again to compare with the new movie, very good, I would read again :)

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    Danyel Lawson New York, NY United States 01-19-15
    Danyel Lawson New York, NY United States 01-19-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Reread (listen) of the Hobbit"

    I had read this book once before. It was interesting to compare the differences between what I remember reading the first time, the animated movie, and the latest trilogy movie.

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    J. Henry 01-19-15
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    "Great Performance!"

    I've loved The Hobbit for some time now, and as for Rob Inglis, he was immensely entertaining. I loved listening!

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    David Humble, TX, USA 01-19-15
    David Humble, TX, USA 01-19-15 Member Since 2009
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    "My favorite book!"

    This has been my favorite book since I was about 9 years old. It still hasn't lost its magic after all these years. A great fantasy adventure! The narrator does an excellent job too.

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    Tom 01-19-15
    Tom 01-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Allegory at its best"

    Tolkien wrote a masterful allegory about spiritual quests. he had his dwarfs, fairies, goblins and wolves. he even had a character who could be a man or a bear. some were greedy, some indolent, some violent and in the end we meet all the things that can keep us from seeking our final reward. A wizard was a word of God who was close but then seemed to abandon. the devil was a dragon, fire breathing of course, a tempter and vindictive to excess. I missed a lot in my teens when I read it first, but after 40 years of journeying it seemed quite reality based in the story at least, the movements that Bilbo had to experience to become a not quite respectable job it, and. loving it.

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    jrw 01-19-15
    jrw 01-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story, Difficult to listen to."
    What did you love best about The Hobbit?

    Good story, book much better than the movie.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves et.al. V. The Orc's and Goblins.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I've read these books before and found them wonderful. I am a huge fan of the movies. I decided to get the audio version. The way the reader changes "characters" in different voices is unbearable. When he stayed with his "normal" voice the reading was good.


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

    "Lets make a Ton'O money"


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