The Lord of the Rings
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(4.6 based on 19981 ratings)
  • 0.5

    The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8381)
    Performance
    (7534)
    Story
    (7653)

    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.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    Victory after all, I suppose!

    There are a rare handful of children's books and fantasy novels that definitely deserve to be experienced in different ways (books, movies, audio) and..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    The Hobbit, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (277)

    Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

    Stephen says: "Enchanting children's tale, beautifully read"
    Enchanting children's tale, beautifully read

    Superb! One of the classic children's fantasy tales, set in a rich and enchanting world of dwarves, goblins, wizards, elves, and dragons, along with t..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2009 by Stephen (SantiagoChile)
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    The Hobbit, Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (227)

    Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

    James says: "Good Story, But Why Split it into Two Purchases?"
    Good Story, But Why Split it into Two Purchases?
    Reviewed on January 16 2012 by James (Quorn, Australia)
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    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4289)
    Performance
    (3855)
    Story
    (3930)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    At last - The Definitive Recording!

    There are a number of Lord of the Rings recordings out there, including a superb dramatization by the BBC. But there is only ONE set of unabridged rec..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 10 2012 by Ellen (Littleton, NH, United States)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Volume 1: The Ring Sets Out

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (183)

    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.

    Jay says: "A joy to hear"
    A joy to hear

    The reader has done a marvelous job. I had struggled through the book many years ago and had eventually, after persevering for several years (!) reach..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2006 by Jay (IpswichAustralia)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Volume 2: The Ring Goes Forth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (130)

    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.

    Jay says: "A joyous listen"
    A joyous listen

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2006 by Jay (IpswichAustralia)
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    The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2894)
    Performance
    (2609)
    Story
    (2666)

    The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

    Anna says: "Thank you, Audible! Tolkien at long last!"
    Thank you, Audible! Tolkien at long last!
    Reviewed on October 10 2012 by Anna (PORTLAND, OR, United States)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Volume 1: The Treason of Isengard

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin, alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

    Catherine says: "third book of the series"
    third book of the series

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2005 by Catherine (HampshireUnited Kingdom)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Volume 2: The Ring Goes East

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (96)

    Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin, alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "My precious!"
    My precious!

    Everything

    Reviewed on July 09 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 3

    The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2629)
    Performance
    (2361)
    Story
    (2411)

    The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

    Natalie says: "Finally!"
    Finally!

    I've listened to Fellowship and Two Towers on audiobook by the same narrator, and I had been trying to find Return of the King on CD from a bunch of d..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2012 by Natalie (United States)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Volume 1: The War of the Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (94)

    The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragon, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.

    Catherine says: "Inglis sounds like Tolkien!"
    Inglis sounds like Tolkien!

    As far as I know, this is the only unabridged reading of LOTR, so if you want unabridged this is the one to go for! (if you want abridged, try the BBC..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2005 by Catherine (HampshireUnited Kingdom)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Volume 2: The End of the Third Age

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (95)

    The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragon, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.

    Penny says: "Expertly Read"
    Expertly Read

    I have listened to all 6 books in the Lord of the Rings series, and the narrator deserves an Oscar. He has done a brilliant job, bringing the story to..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2006 by Penny (ALDARA PARK, South Africa)