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.
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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.
Wonderful characterization for each of the characters brought the book into reality.a
He put so much life into each character, and I loved the songs.
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.
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
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.
My favorite character is Bilbo. Mostly because the story is centered on him.
My favorite scene has got to be Riddles in the Dark!
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".
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)
Incredible classic story brought to life with top-notch vocal performance.
It's hard not to root for Bilbo. All of us can relate to him in some way.
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.
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.
Incredible book, and excellent voice performance! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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 !!
Return of the King. The Two Towers ! They are the continuing adventures of the Baggins' Clan !
This gentleman makes one feel like, part of the story. Very relaxing voice.
I could feel myself, wanting to help the travelers !
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