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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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!
I would recommend this story and audiobook to anyone. Great, enjoyable story. Especially fun to hear it again after seeing the movies.
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.
of course it's a great story, but the narrator made it even better. I've listened to it twice
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
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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