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 certainly try another Tolkien book.
Tolkien is a master of fantasy. He makes the fantasy world seem real. I also love how he puts some humor into his work.
I just found the accent sounded phoney and it did not sound natural.
One of the reasons I listened to this book is the fact that the movie is coming out in December.
Yes. Reading the book the songs have no melody and the story is a little slow at times. In the audio book, the songs are sung and the story seems to move on quickly and is hard to put down. Very enjoyable and a good preparation for the Hobbit movie.
A timeless classic brought to life. The narration of Rob Inglis brings unexpected warmth and depth to the tale of Bilbo Baggins and his life-changing adventure. Each character is brought to life through a unique voice. Highly recommended!
Yes, the reader did a great job of keeping me interested on my way to work! His voice was great and non-intrusive. I had a few issues understanding what he was saying when he read Gullums part, however I think that will come with anyone reading.
Bilbo of course!
When it was over, I thought... now there was an incredible journey!
Bilbo just kept winning the day, it's been a long time since I read the book and I had forgotten how many times he saved his companions.
Tolkien definitely started the fantasy world building with this great work.
When Bilbo was taking on the spiders, it showed off his courage and willingness to fight for his friends.
There and back again
The Hobbit is one of the few books I "re-read" annually. The Rob Inglis is the preferred version.
The psychological interplay between Bilbo and Smaug the dragon is witty, dangerous and fun.
The tone of the Hobbit is more playful than the full Lord of the Rings Trilogy. But Ron Inglis handles both extremely well.
Actually, breaking up the listening was enjoyable. It gave me a chance to relish the story.
The Ron Inglis version of the Hobbit has been the only audio book I have contacted Audible about to re-issue.
Great books all of them , a must have for any collection
Hard to say they all come alive in the books
It is hard to put it down even after i have read them many times
Meeting all the characters and discovering the societal interactions
It kept moving and evolved without repeating trilogy themes
The singing! He also did a great job of personalizing each of the characters through his inflection and accent
Can't wait for the movie now.
Yes, Audible is my new favorite way to "read" this book.
Wonderful voice actor.
Command of various character voices.
Super Tolkien fan here, everything moves me.
I've read the book silently and aloud (to my family) a number of times, but this is the best experience of it yet.
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