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The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

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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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    Tosca Georgia 06-15-15
    Tosca Georgia 06-15-15 Member Since 2016

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    The hobbit is my favorite book I can not think of one thing I disliked about it .the one thing I wish had happened was that in the chapter the clouds burst was that the elves dwarves and men had gathered in the mountain to fight of blog and his army of goblins and wargs read The Lord of the rings


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    Pastor JR 06-13-15
    Pastor JR 06-13-15

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    "Better than Peter Jackson's Movie"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    A delightful story and an amazing performance. The way Rob Inglis keeps all the characters straight and their voices distinct is a remarkable feat. I have read this book twice and listening to it reminded me of the genius of Tolkien as a story-teller.


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    Shannon Buck Lawton, OK, US 06-10-15
    Shannon Buck Lawton, OK, US 06-10-15
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    "The perfect audiobook"

    This is probably my favorite audiobook. It never gets old and the narrator does a superb job at reading the story and making you feel you are involved.

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    Di 06-08-15
    Di 06-08-15
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    "Fantastic reader"

    I am sure most know The Hobbit itself to be a classic but this version of the recording is marvelous. Rob Inglis narrates the book in a delicious British accent bringing the various characters to life with many different voices. He is consistent in his quality from beginning to end in this unabridged version. Highly recommend.

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    Kelly D. Edwards Wilmington, NC 06-05-15
    Kelly D. Edwards Wilmington, NC 06-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect narration!"

    We loved the telling of this classic! I am sure we will listen to it many many times again!

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    Victoria Kingery 06-05-15
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    "Awesome story, great narration. Loved it from end."

    This was my first experience with Audible, and I will definitely be listening to more.

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    LeeAnn 06-04-15
    LeeAnn 06-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!!!"

    I love this book. The only reason its a 4 and not a 5 is because the movies had more action and I like that better. Other than that I loved it. A great read for sure!!!!

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    Beechbone WI 06-03-15
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    "Get this"

    Everything about this reading was excellent! His songs were heart wrenching. Voices fit - accept for the forrest elf king; I felt lacked grace.

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    Kathy 06-01-15
    Kathy 06-01-15
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    I couldn't stop listening, it was very well done. I tired to read the book for about a year but couldn't find the time. I finished it while at work and in my morning commute.

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    Tim 05-28-15
    Tim 05-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Tolkien Classic easy to listen to."
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the greatest writers ever to live and his middle earth saga is among the greatest books written. Rob Inglis does a great job reading this book, he sings some of the songs written, he tries to imitate what each species sounds like.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hobbit?

    Riddles in the Dark is a great chapter.


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

    His singing plus the main characters are great, he does a good job portraying who they are.


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