The Lord of the Rings
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    The Hobbit | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Quite a journey

    I read this book the first time many years ago. I was hooked instantly, and went on to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I have loved these books ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2013 by Sher from Provo (Utah)
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    The Hobbit | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
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    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

    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 Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy | J. R. R. Tolkien

    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
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    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.

    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 L. N. (New Hampshire)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Ring Sets Out | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Ring Sets Out

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

    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 Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy | J. R. R. Tolkien

    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
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    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.

    Thank you, Audible! Tolkien at long last!
    Reviewed on October 10 2012 by Anna (PORTLAND, OR, United States)
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    The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Book 2 | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. 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.

    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 Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy | J. R. R. Tolkien

    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
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    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.

    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 Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings, Book 3 | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
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    Story
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    Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

    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)