In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Nearly 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collector's editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. Now it is available for the first time on digital download, complete and unabridged.
This is the second book of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Don't miss the rest of Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.
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"An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent." (The Observer)
"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Sunday Telegraph)
This review is pretty much the same as my review of Book 1 of this series since, to my mind, they are one book.
The reader has done a marvelous job. I had struggled through the book many years ago and had eventually, after persevering for several years (!) reached the end, but this book tripped through my headphones like sweet music.
In fact that is one of the aspects of the book that I most enjoyed. The reader does a marvelous job of singing the many songs that are recounted in the book and, instead of simply seeming a way to pad out the story, they become an intrinsic part of the narration. For this aspect of the audiobook alone I would highly recommend this title!
Audible have divided LOTR into six separate audiobooks. They aren't really separate books, but sections of the same book, so you need to read them in order, they won't make sense otherwise.
Rob Inglis has a very traditional english voice and reads in a very measured way. I am a fan of Tolkien, and enjoy this reading, but if you have only seen the films, you may find it a bit slow.
As a loved book this is one of my favourite storys. I hope that all that can ether read ore listen this should be one of those stories that stays whit you.
Inglis does an excellent job at narrating the story. Plus the idea of really singing the songs decribed in the book is a change to the usual format which you can find otherwise.
I always loved the entire Lord of the Rings series, there is no particular section which I prefer to others.
It is a pity that Audible broke this book into 2 pieces, at least for the purchase.
L O T R is a Wonderful escape
Gandalf for his wisdom Frodo for his bravery Sam for his loyalty
Rob gets into character very well and then can take you to the shire and beyond
no it was in 2parts
Its Fantastic L O T R is a wonderful escape for me I listen to it in the car ,when working out
Thanks Audible Rob Inglis gets in to character very well Beautifully Read
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