J. R. R. Tolkien
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J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892.1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.

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    • The Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37,334
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,725
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally! Thank you Audible!

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31,830
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,108
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29,201

    Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that J.R.R. Tolkien created to provide "the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last - The Definitive Recording!

    • By L. N. on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Silmarillion

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

    The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best readings I've ever heard

    • By Paul Castellano on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • The Two Towers

    • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22,890
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20,798
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20,874

    The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness - finally

    • By John on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Return of the King

    • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14,144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,001
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,104

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

    • By LJ on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Children of Hurin

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,822
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

    There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and Disturbing

    • By Catherine Collins on 12-19-09

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Lord Of The Rings

    • The Return of the King (Dramatised)
    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Epic

    • By Michael on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: An Ensemble Cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many years of enjoyment

    • By Zreea on 01-12-08

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • ONLY 5 chapters

    • By Michelle S. McCreary on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $9.05

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 825
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting children's tale, beautifully read

    • By Stephen on 03-05-09

    Regular price: $16.77

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