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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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    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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    Cordell 01-04-15
    Cordell 01-04-15
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    "Great"

    Great book

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    A 01-01-15
    A 01-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Can someone give anything less than five stars??"

    The Hobbit is an amazing book. My only complaint is that the narrator's singing is a bit... odd. I think he tries to hard and it just sounds weird.

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    Dan 12-30-14
    Dan 12-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"

    A long beloved story and the rich voice of the narrator along with his wi fearful singing adds a great deal.

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    Toby1600 12-28-14
    Toby1600 12-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great narration for a great story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    Wonderful characterization for each of the characters brought the book into reality.a


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    He put so much life into each character, and I loved the songs.


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    Michael 12-28-14
    Michael 12-28-14
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    "Amazing I loved it and I want to listen to more"

    I Loved it and want to listen to the next book. It had soo much action and was so exiting. The author really described the characters and that's an important part in the book.

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    Brenna Nettles 12-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It didn't sound like it does in my head"

    I just hated his pronunciation of bifur and bofur. the story was fantastic and the narration was very pleasant. I finished it in a day

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    Jeffrey 12-27-14
    Jeffrey 12-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A great story"

    Really great story, I enjoyed the song. This furthered my understanding of the elves and Bilbo's relationship. Very well narrated.

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