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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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    Chris's Card Winchester, Virginia 11-20-14
    Chris's Card Winchester, Virginia 11-20-14

    Chris W.

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    "Excellent story for any age !"
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Each audiobook I have listened to or whisper synced, has been a true delight. The Hobbit: at the top of my list. For reading or listening. A great book. And journey !!


    What other book might you compare The Hobbit to and why?

    Return of the King. The Two Towers ! They are the continuing adventures of the Baggins' Clan !


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    This gentleman makes one feel like, part of the story. Very relaxing voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I could feel myself, wanting to help the travelers !


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    Steve 11-11-14
    Steve 11-11-14
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    "The Hobbit review"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommed this book wanting to learn more about the beginning of the Book of Rings, gives you all the information, this will give you all the information. I have read the first book on the Hobbit and you will a lot more details.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bilbo, was the best character because he will some Frodo and you get a change to learn more of the other charaters in the book.


    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think it always better to read the book and that will give you a certen bit of knowledge. Then when you read the book you are ablt to listen, which is always good, and most of the time you get even more infromation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great book of all time

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    andrew 10-27-14
    andrew 10-27-14
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    "a small critique"
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have read the hobbit a few times; I just started the audiobook version for the first time. it's great! I know the story so I can recommend it already. I've listened to enough to say that the voice performance is well done, so I can easily recommend the audiobook. a small annoyance I found I will remark on. there are a few cuts in the reading I've heard so far, they are distracting (one second and half second delays). a minor irritation from the overall solid reading. hope that is helpful to know. enjoy!


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    Amazon Customer 09-19-14
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    "Great reading of a fun story"
    Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

    Yes. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the quality of the reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader's ability to change his voice to match the characters of the story. I am also glad it is a reading of the book, and not a dramatization of the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    There and back again.


    Any additional comments?

    Rob Inglis was masterful in his reading of the book. He did a great job of changing his voice to match the characters. I am glad to have found an actual reading of the book instead of a dramatization.

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    Dan Murrell WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US 09-05-14
    Dan Murrell WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US 09-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Hobbit was not as grand as I thought it would be?"

    I listen to many audible books, the hobbit was one I was looking forward to. I had read the hobbit in High School, and remembered enjoying it immensely. I did not find the Audio version to be that great. The narration and deliverance of the story was phenomenal, I found the story to be choppy and hard to follow. I found myself rewinding, almost as if it were abridged, like I missed something? The narration is worth the listen. I believe some books require much focus and must be read to be fully enjoyed, my opinion only. I was disappointed.

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    Yodaman 08-26-14
    Yodaman 08-26-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Rob Inglis is the perfect fit for this book"
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the riddles with gollum


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh every now and then. It had some good parts to listen to again.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator captured the tone of this book perfectly. It's been my most enjoyable listen of any audiobook I've ever listened to.

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    C. Mayer 08-11-14
    C. Mayer 08-11-14

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    "All good, except one thing..."
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First one. So far, so good...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Had read it before, long time ago, so I wasn't really surprised by anything. I just wanted a refresher.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I would say so, yes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. Like I said, I had read it before.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator actually sings (or attempts to) all the songs in the book. I almost had to remove my headphones for those parts because it hurt my ears.

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    Kimberly Reeland Illinois 07-02-14
    Kimberly Reeland Illinois 07-02-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Enjoyed it even more than the movie"
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites! I have listened to it several times.


    Any additional comments?

    Rob Inglis did an amazing job bringing this wonderful book to life. I love the books, the movies, everything Tolkien. What a joy to be able to listen to it during my long boring commute to work and enjoy it just as much, if not even more!

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    Dave 07-02-14
    Dave 07-02-14
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    "Pretty Ok"
    Would you try another book from J. R. R. Tolkien and/or Rob Inglis?

    This audiobook was presented well. If the few sections of singing that were horrendous were removed I would recommend it without reservation


    How could the performance have been better?

    The songs, which are quite enjoyable to read (and even done well in the recent movie) were completely unbearable in this reading.


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    Linda 06-30-14
    Linda 06-30-14
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    "Much easier listening then reading"

    I like tolkien, but sometimes he is just hard to read and get through, it can sometimes be tedious even if a great story. The audio book changes that, none of it seemed tedious it just flowed through where and when reading I struggled with it and flipped pages to get through parts. Perhaps it is the narrator, but it really changed the way I look at book whose story I have always loved, but hated drudging through.

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