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The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

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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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    Barry Nordby Santa Rosa, California United States 04-23-15
    Barry Nordby Santa Rosa, California United States 04-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen of a favorite classic!"

    The story I've read many times and really enjoy. The performance was spectacular! I may even listen again...after the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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    Bret Smith 04-22-15
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    "An Amazing Reading of a Timeless Tale"

    JRR Tolkein's legendary story fantasticly narrated by Ron Inglis. A must own audiobook for your collection.

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    Esalata 04-22-15
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    "Good book quick listen."

    I'm a Tolkien fan. But could have done without the singing. I fast forwarded through the singing.

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    Nancy Davis 04-19-15
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    "still a marvellous tale even after 50 years. a gre"

    a true classic that now entertains my grandchildren. necessary read within our culture. the end

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    Lauren Ryan 04-15-15
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    Fantastic story no excellent narration! I really enjoyed listening to this well
    Known classic. I recommend to anyone of any age.

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    I did have to put the speed at 1.5 though because otherwise it DRAGS. I enjoyed this immensely.

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    "Great story. Narrator was excellent!"

    I was impressed with this story. I hope to find more novels with the same narrator. Enough said here.

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    "rob inglis is wonderful, amazing story"

    I have read the book watched the movie now listened to the book very very similar some parts that are in the book are not in the audio book but a lot of the audio book is the same I will listen to this book again it is one of my favorites

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    Excellent narrator. the different voices between characters were phonominal. A good book for long drives.

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    A. Lamb Chicago 04-11-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Great classic story, brought alive by the reader"

    Entertainment at its best, read beautifully and clearly by the reader - the Lord of the Rings is next!

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