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.
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My grandson loved the cartoon version when he was in elementary school so I decided to finally "read" the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It's full of adventure but the creatures in it have so many human traits! I recommend it highly for all ages.
Recent convert to audio books and have never "read" as much as I have in the last 6 months
Reliving the classic children's fantasy novel was especially pleasing considering it was just before the release of the movie!
Of course the game of riddles!
This was my first Ron Inglis book, but I was impressed and look forward to hearing him narrate The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
maybe erogon but the book had a life of its own
i have not watched the movie yet, it has been my experience that the book is 100% better
No not specifically. Audio and the written word both have there time and places.
Meeting the trolls
I imagine it is difficult and very personal to each listener, but he just did not portray enough character depth. For example John Lee. Or to have multiple readers such Audible did with Dracula or Cloud Atlas
Get Peter Jackson to Produce it.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
Had fun listening to this story. I remember having this book in my closet for about 20 years without picking it up. Glad i finally got a chance to listen to it.
I would recommend this book to a friend who is interested in these kind of stories just for the incredible narration.
The book is obviously similar to The Lord of The Ring trilogy but not at all as complex and captivating.
I think the opening scene when the dwarves visit Bilbo is the best one.
The tag line would probably be "See how the ring ended up with Frodo"
This is a nice fairy tale type story and it so obvious that it is something Tolkien wrote before he had fully developed his imaginary world.
The personalities were great. It had the same enjoyable feeling as the lord of the rings. It really worked my imagination.
Gandoff is my favorite character. I have always liked magic.
I think the narrator did fine.
I am not sure
I loved this book. I wish the dragon had a bigger role.
I read this book many years ago and wasn't sure how it would come through as a 'listen'. It was a a lot of fun. Hearing the hobbit's life described made me yearn for a nice cozy cave to hang out in from time to time! And the adventures of the book were fast moving and interesting. Looking forward to seeing the moving having just finished this download.
Of all the audio books I've listened to, this is the most clear. The sound effects are very entertaining. Gandolf is my fav - He is always there when needed.
The performance is all that kept me listening. The story couldn't have been more predictable.
Truly amazing! Well over a dozen believable characters by one man.
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