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
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 !!
Return of the King. The Two Towers ! They are the continuing adventures of the Baggins' Clan !
This gentleman makes one feel like, part of the story. Very relaxing voice.
I could feel myself, wanting to help the travelers !
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.
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.
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.
Great book of all time
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!
Yes. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the quality of the reading.
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.
There and back again.
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.
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.
the riddles with gollum
It made me laugh every now and then. It had some good parts to listen to again.
The narrator captured the tone of this book perfectly. It's been my most enjoyable listen of any audiobook I've ever listened to.
First one. So far, so good...
Had read it before, long time ago, so I wasn't really surprised by anything. I just wanted a refresher.
I would say so, yes.
No. Like I said, I had read it before.
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.
One of my favorites! I have listened to it several times.
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!
This audiobook was presented well. If the few sections of singing that were horrendous were removed I would recommend it without reservation
The songs, which are quite enjoyable to read (and even done well in the recent movie) were completely unbearable in this 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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