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
I would say that this book takes me out of myself and brings me into an adventure.
Definitely the riddles were memorable, but the end of the book was so poignant, and deep with wisdom.
Rob Inglis's recordings of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is the best audio book in the market I think. It literally changed my life.
It made me cry at the end of the book.
The book itself - it is a good story.
Lord of the Rings, of course. This is a good book, although it does not grab my attention as well as the trilogy.
A little faster cadence. His voice on the songs bothered me, but I think that is more related to the story and length of songs, rather than anything on the narrator's part.
No, it is more of an adventure novel, and I certainly was not looking for inspiration or emotional connection.
yes, I read it just to get it in before the movie came out... so should you!
he did an awesome job over all.
A great read/listen. Inglis' voice does the book justice.
The Hobbit ranks highly among all the audiobooks I've listened to thus far.
I loved the sense of adventure the story brought. It also had fully realized characters that you cared about.
Rob brings a terrific voice to the story that is unparalleled. He brings each character to life with his voice. Each character feels distinct from one another.
My favorite part was the riddles with Gollum. Creepy and excellent.
Yes. Nice way to escape into a fantasy world.
The Harry Potter series narrated by Jim Dale. The stories are unique and wonderful but the narration brings them to life.
The voices were good, but the extra special aspect for me was his singing of the old dwarf and elf songs. Such a nice surprise!
The best part of the story is the adventure you can imagine your self in. Great story line.
When bilbo baggins gives up a very important stone in order to try and regain peace
Rob differently makes the story more interesting with his ability to bring in very distinct character voices.
Already a film.
Reading, or listening its a great story.
Yes, this is a wonderful story that I find new elements in each time I listen or read it.
No, I have read this and listen too it at times when I am looking for a quiet and reflective mood.
This book was my first experience with an audible and a recorded book. I received a subscription as a Christmas gift and choose The Hobbit, given that the movie was coming out. I have read The Hobbit at least 4 times prior over the years but absolutely loved listening to Rob Inglis bringing it to life. I must say that as much as I liked the movie, despite all its changes, I loved listening to the book more.
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