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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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    D. Olson 03-21-15
    D. Olson 03-21-15
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    "As good as always"

    Having read the book many times since I was a teen, and now watching the movies, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story. Ron Inglis does a wonderful job with voices and songs. I would highly recommend this audio book.

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    Mason 03-21-15
    Mason 03-21-15
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    "Amazing listen."

    If you love the lord of the rings and want a bit of history from it I definitely suggest this. The movie does a decent job but the book is wonderful!

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    Amber W. 03-21-15
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    "Good"

    The singing parts made me cringe just a bit, but overall it was a very good story with good narration.

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    Ninonano 03-20-15
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    "One of the greatest stories"

    What can I say about Tolkien? Talk about describing the scene! I own and have read the books and I listen to the audio book several times a week. One of the best books written.

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    MetalWingedWolf 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Forgot it was a kids book"

    Listened to this for the first time, years after reading it and of course after watching the movies and was reminded that I grew out of it's demographic. The songs were a bit much and I feel like the D&D crowd abandoned Tolkiens view of elves. So many songs v.v. Oh, and lastly I feel like the narrator at times might have been singing it like he would sing it and not like the characters he was telling were, noticed it outright at the end of the elves song with the wine barrels... Still good obviously, just, need to go reread the trilogy on here.

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    randi hardy 03-19-15
    randi hardy 03-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A biased review"

    I admit up front that I have loved this book for a long while, so my review is rather biased.
    This is my favorite audio book to listen to when I'm in need of re-listening to a favorite. I'm not thrilled with the narrator and how he makes some of the characters sound, and the singing parts are a bit painful. Also the voice is very slow paced, yet not enough pause between sentences or momentous events. However I'm extremely picky and think this narrator is still better than many.
    If you haven't already read the story I'm not sure how to explain it to you. It's more lighthearted than the Lord of the Rings trilogy, much less serious in many ways. It's the book equivalent of comfort food.

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    Amazon Customer 03-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    I've read this book many times. I once read it aloud to my wife. It was great hearing it told.

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    David 03-16-15
    David 03-16-15 Member Since 2013

    Words Before God, Gold, and Glory!

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    "Fun story "

    You know the story, but here is a performance filled with what seems like a thousand voices, and all of them are rich in personality and character!

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    Preston 03-14-15
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    "loved it!"

    amazing to listen to the story was great and the narration made it easy to listen to!

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    John DRAPER, UT, United States 03-12-15
    John DRAPER, UT, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2015

    buy junk yo

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    "Loved it!"

    This story is so good and the narration is top notch!
    We have a performer here!
    Way better than the movie.

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