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 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 28,951
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,455
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26,560

    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 Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,928
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31,141

    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 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 20,764
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18,866
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18,943

    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 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13,020
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,953
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,056

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rob Inglis and JRR Tolkien in Perfect Partnership

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-14

    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 out of 5 stars 3,558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896

    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: $15.48

    • 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 880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605

    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

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751

    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

    • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: An Ensemble Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    In the ancient lands of Middle-earth, a place of elves and dwarves, Orcs and wizards, the darkest evil and the brightest good, a hobbit named Frodo Baggins embarks on a perilous quest....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Minus some stars for overusing some actors but...

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 07-21-11

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Terry Jones
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The best translation

    • By James on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Farmer Giles of Ham

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Farmer Giles of Ham is one of Tolkien's most popular stories, full of wit and humour, set in the days when giants and dragons walked the earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An exquisite story wonderfully narrated

    • By Jacobus on 05-02-10

    Regular price: $6.19

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