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The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

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.
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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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    Peter Williamsville, NY, United States 02-06-13
    Peter Williamsville, NY, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A nice story but nothing like The Lord of The Ring"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend who is interested in these kind of stories just for the incredible narration.


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

    The book is obviously similar to The Lord of The Ring trilogy but not at all as complex and captivating.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the opening scene when the dwarves visit Bilbo is the best one.


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

    The tag line would probably be "See how the ring ended up with Frodo"


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Barry United States 02-05-13
    Barry United States 02-05-13
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    "Lord of the Rings Follower"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    The personalities were great. It had the same enjoyable feeling as the lord of the rings. It really worked my imagination.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gandoff is my favorite character. I have always liked magic.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think the narrator did fine.


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

    I am not sure


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. I wish the dragon had a bigger role.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joange Rice, VA, United States 02-05-13
    Joange Rice, VA, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Fun Listen"

    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.

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    Vijayagopal New Albany, OH, United States 02-05-13
    Vijayagopal New Albany, OH, United States 02-05-13
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    "Clear and Entertaining"

    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.

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    Ross LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 02-04-13
    Ross LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 02-04-13
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    "Performance is stunning... The book? Not so much."
    What did you like best about The Hobbit? What did you like least?

    The performance is all that kept me listening. The story couldn't have been more predictable.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Truly amazing! Well over a dozen believable characters by one man.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DeAnne 02-04-13
    DeAnne 02-04-13
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    "fresh look at a great adventure"

    narration and characters vivid and story wonderful. have moved on to the fellow ship of the ring.

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    Amazon Customer Concord, NC, United States 02-04-13
    Amazon Customer Concord, NC, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent performance"

    Rob Inglis did a great job narrating, differentiating characters with different voices. I was impressed that he even sang the songs, and although i'm sure some weren't quite as Tolkien had intended, they weren't painful to listen to.

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    Amazon Customer 02-04-13

    Tell us about yourself! I'm a teacher in Colorado for Special Education 4th- 8th grade. I'm 50 years old, and love to read.

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    "Hobbit should become a habit."
    Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

    My son, age 12, actually wanted this book on audio after he'd read the hard copy.. I'd read it in Jr. High and was thrilled that he was interested. The book did not disappoint him, and he asked for the trilogy next.


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    "Excellent Narration!"

    The story was hard for me to follow, but I have never read books like the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. But the overall story was great and now I plan on reading the Lord of the Rings..The narrator was great!

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    David GOLDSBORO, NC, United States 02-04-13
    David GOLDSBORO, NC, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"
    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this about the same as others I have heard.


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

    Fantasy, obviously. The Hobbit and LotR made fantasy.


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    Even pacing.


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

    Yes, I could not though.


    Any additional comments?

    The singing, not so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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