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 like it better because I can listen to it while I'm driving to work, so I don't lose time like I would if I were to read it.
It's the Hobbit! It's a great story!!!
I'm only at chapter 4 or so, but if I don't have it at 1.5x or 2.0x (speed) Inglis puts me to sleep. He is frustrating and annoying.
I realize it's only one person doing all the voices and that can make things difficult... but his voices sound too similar from character to character, and many of the voices are rather ridiculous. Since I listen to this with headphones, his breathing and phlegm can be rather offputting.
He pauses for long periods between stanzas of the songs, and even longer between chapters. These are dramatic pauses, but at times it seems he pauses to catch his breath.
I'd rather listen to a good fantasy over again than waste time with bad fantasy.
I am a huge fantasy fan but the Hobbit has an old writing style meant to appeal to children yet full of violence and monsters. Tolkien is an incredibly original and talented person who put tons of detail and depth into creating middle earth (although most of the detail is put into the lord of the rings books). But just because this book is incredibly influential to all subsequent fantasy, it doesn't make it an interesting and compelling read. I struggled to get through this audio and it is only 10hours. I have high hopes for the movie though because the lord of the rings movies cut away most of the dryness of the books.
Sorry I have no time for nostalgia, get this book if you do.
Lots of singing.
He did a good job of Golim.
Brought me back to when is was a kid reading the book. Forgot about all the songs though. Rob Inglis performs them well but it is a bit annoying at times.
Hey Audible, A Prequel is Written AFTER and existing work. Calling it a Prequel is ignorant.
I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.
I would like to listen to this book, but it locks up my ipod classic at the end of each chapter
I don't have time to actually read anymore... does that make me undignified?
If you need to read these reviews, then you probably don't actually want to listen to this book.
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