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  • 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 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ONLY 5 chapters

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

GREAT BOOK RUINED BY SKIPPING OF STORY!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-14

If you could sum up The Hobbit in three words, what would they be?

fantasy, war & engaging

What did you like best about this story?

The riddles with Gollum by far! :)

Have you listened to any of Martin Shaw’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

PLEASE DON'T SKIP SO MANY PARAGRAPHS! I WAS TRYING TO FOLLOW ON WITH MY COPY AND IT MADE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE! NO WONDER IT WAS ONLY 6 HOURS COMPARED TO 9 HOURS OF MOVIE TIME! Otherwise a great reading! :)

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