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
Started by watching the movies, but the story in the book is a bit different and very much worth it.
I read this book over and over in childhood. Listening to it for the first time was just great... a must do if this is a childhood favorite.
Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history
After the the Hollywood movies, it's good to hear the real story again. While the movie say really good, this is really the story that brought fantasy to life for me and I've been hooked ever since.
Duh. It's The Hobbit.
He's very good at giving each character a different voice (which given the size of the cast is remarkable). His narrating voice is pleasant to hear without becoming droning background noise.
Really, the only downside is that I still have the movie voices and music in my head, and Mr. Inglis performs them differently, so it creates a bit of dissonance. Very good narration overall, and SO happy I bought this!
I read along in the book and I wish the audio had been word for word as was in the book. It didn't change to much but I did get confused at times with the differences. Overall it was a very good reading.
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