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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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    Chad 01-12-15
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    "Awesome!"

    I love this story. I am so glad to listen to in as an audio book!

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    Jake H 01-10-15
    Jake H 01-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb"

    One word, fantastic. Tolkien's rich world is brought to life through brilliant narration. I can't say enough good things. Fantastic.

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    Rogelio Oregon 01-10-15

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    "Heard Again for the first time!"

    I loved listening to the unabridged version of the Hobbit. heard first in cartoon as a child, read as a young adult with my sophmoric mind, and finally listened to as an adult before seeing the motion pictures to help inspire a new generation of Tolkien fans. Very well done!

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    spencer r. 01-07-15
    spencer r. 01-07-15
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    "Great Story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this story and audiobook to anyone. Great, enjoyable story. Especially fun to hear it again after seeing the movies.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I didn't anticipate this but I really enjoyed comparing and contrasting the characters in the book to their movie counterparts. Thorin and Bard were the most fun to contrast in this way.


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    Gilles Virginia 01-07-15
    Gilles Virginia 01-07-15
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    "Stellar Performance of a Classic"

    My highest praise for this outstanding performance of The Hobbit, as one new to the Tolkien books. Highly recommended for all.

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    Heather MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 01-06-15
    Heather MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 01-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "absolutely best narration"

    of course it's a great story, but the narrator made it even better. I've listened to it twice

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    C. Wentzel 01-06-15
    C. Wentzel 01-06-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Too many voices"

    Some of the voices are hard to understand. The book is good of course but I found it easy to not pay attention when I couldn't understand something.

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    Diana Aliprandi 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator did a great job"

    Narrator's character voices were great. The annoying part was the editing. There are times you hear where the narrator had stopped and started his sentences

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    Amazon Customer 01-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pleasant, as expected. .."

    I really enjoyed this story and the narration. Some of his voice choices for the various races were not what I would have imagined, but it is very well read all the same.

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    Christine 01-04-15
    Christine 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless"

    This is the book that started fantasy. The story is the thing. This epic story is the ring cycle that rules them all.

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