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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Yes. The story is deep and wonderful. Performance is excellent.
The performance is excellent but people should understand that the style is a little different from the American style we are used to.
Read this first
Bilbo was my favorite since I knew him from the later movies and saw how things got started.
In the beginning
Loved the story and wish I had read it before I saw the trilogy. Can't wait to see this one.
I read this before and I love the story. The storyteller has a fantastic voice for this type of genre and does a great job with all of the voices including the singing. I've heard a lot of bad singing in the past that makes those parts awkward to listen to, this was great, actually it was better than reading the song.
Gandalf. He's Gandalf, thats why!
Considering that these books have been favorites of mine for years, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Audiobook and how much I enjoyed it.
The different voices.
I think I like it when the Bilbo sneaks away from the mountain to meet with the others and bargains away the Arkenstone.
i like cheese.
actually yes. I usually read print when ever I can but supplement with audio. in the case of The Hobbit, the narrators performance was so exceptional, I actually preferred to listen to him read the book than my own plain English brain's interpretation. This was especially truer when it came to the singing parts of the story.
yes, I looked for opportunities to listen, e.g. I walked extra long just to listen more.
He does all the voices, they are all different and they are all AMAZING. He's also a fantastic singer and gives each song a different melody. Rob just completely rocked out and made this a book I would much rather listen to than actually read.
Even though this is an old story, Rob Inglis breathed new life into it with his awesome narration.
The adventure from the start was exciting and never dull.
His character acting was phenomenal.
When Bilbo made it home and they were selling his things. That was sad.
I could easily listen to this tale again and again. Masterful reading.
J.R.R. Tolkien is truly the master storyteller. His imagination and depth of vision has made Middle-Earth a foundation for other great stories.
Yes, The Hobbit is a delightful story and each time I hear it I enjoy something new. I haven't read this since high school in the late 70's. I wanted to get it fresh in my mind before the movies come out.
Bilbo is my favorite character because he presses on even thru his fear and overcomes fear to be great.
No, but I will look for his work again.
Yes, I was angered at how ungracious the dwarfs were and how quickly they forgot they owed their lives to Bilbo's quick thinking.
I would certainly try another Tolkien book.
Tolkien is a master of fantasy. He makes the fantasy world seem real. I also love how he puts some humor into his work.
I just found the accent sounded phoney and it did not sound natural.
One of the reasons I listened to this book is the fact that the movie is coming out in December.
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