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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Why is it that I can listen to this tale of Tolkien over and over, and yet, with each telling it seems totally new and fresh? Language, expertly wielded, free of anything sordid, building a plot at once realistic and fantastic; in short, enriching for all ages.
I have read this book over 100 times. This is the first time adjusting to it, until I feel reader was a little boring, the story continues to throw me. Definitely a good listen, if you can get over the man reading the book. I did, however, the I read the Harry Potter series would have done a better job with this one.
It's Tolkien, that says it all! This is the real beginning of 'The Lord of the Rings' and quite excellent. The narrator is very enjoyable and entertaining. His voice changes enhance the story and he has a pleasant singing voice.
I read this book as a kid. After finding it on audible, i thought i would compare it to the movie. This is a will performed version, unabridged, and still a classic after all this time. Deffinately worth the purchase.
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