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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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    Tolkien 03-26-15
    Tolkien 03-26-15

    The Hobbits

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    "Forget about stupid movies- listen to thi BOOK!"

    This is the book that made me love fantasy 50 years ago. I have read it more times than I can tell you and I read it to my son when he was 5 and it made him love fantasy too. Then, ten years ago or so, I listened to Rob Inglis read the book. So now I can say this is also the book that made me love recorded books. Rob Inglis is such a fantastic narrator- every hobbit, every dwarf, every elf has his own distinct voice and Inglis rich English voice adds to everything. This is one of those rare books that is actually better to listen to than it is to read. And, given how much I love this book, that's saying a lot. And the good news is- if you love the book you can then spend HOURS listening to The Lord of the Rings, which is equally good!

    One final thing- the Hobbit movie (third part recently released) is a horrid bastardization of the book. It does have a Hobbit in it but that's about where the similarity ends. Tolkien must be rolling in his grave.

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    Paul Tyre 03-25-15
    Paul Tyre 03-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "a story of our intended life journey"

    This is more than an intertainimg fantasy.. It was written by one of the best of storytellers of the twentieth century, and takes it's place with histories greatest stories, myth, and ledgends. Read it, learn from it and live by what you learn.

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    csmith 03-23-15
    csmith 03-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Okay"

    Great book I love it but I don't like the readers singing but I love it when he just reads it 😊

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    Ruben D Restrepo Jr 03-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Mission Accomplished"

    Audible has allowed me to hear the books I was only able to watch movies of before. The Hobbit was a great story that I had always wanted to read but could not find time in my schedule. I saw the movies and loved them but knew the book would give me a great perspective. The vouce naration was great a definite recommend.

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    david 03-22-15
    david 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Classic delivers"

    This great story does not disappoint. Very well read and performed The storytelling is like an old friend sitting round the fireplace.

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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
    Amber W. 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    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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