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The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

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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 - a treasure-troving dragon named Smaug.

In this fantasy classic, master storyteller J.R.R. Tolkein creates a bewitching world filled with delightful creatures and thrilling dangers. Narrator Rob Inglis will hold listeners of all ages spellbound with his skillful portrayal of hobbits, dwarves, and enchanted beasts.

©1966 J.R.R. Tolkien (P)1991 Recorded Books

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    Trisha 12-07-15
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    This is one of my favorite books. The reading was amazing.
    I loved it. 😊

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    Josiah Newman 12-06-15
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    "Great story too prequel the LOTR trilogy."

    Not the kind of story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it is well written, humorous, and entertaining. Would recommend for a light pastime, road trip, or listening to in bed.

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    Brandon Long 11-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A fantastic adventure that never gets old"

    I've read the physical book and it was a nice change to listen to it for a second revisit of a classic.

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    AmazonWren 11-24-15
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    "An ever enriching classic
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    I have read or listened to this tale multiple times since childhood. It never fails to make me laugh and sigh for sweeter times.

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    Pedro 11-17-15
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    "A welcome return to Middle Earth."

    The Hobbit was better than I remembered. It's hard to beat reading the actual book, but the audio was good.

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    Tim 11-16-15
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    awesome! listen to it after watching the movies. but and gave me a greater active world Middle Earth

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    Max 11-08-15
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    "Loved this! Amazing performance."
    Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

    Rob Inglis' performance really brings this story to life. I am not particularly a fan of this genre but I enjoyed this so much that I am going to listen to his rendition of LOTR next.


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    Franky Joe 11-05-15
    Franky Joe 11-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful story, perfect narration!"

    Couldn't be better! A classic that set the tone of an entire genre, and I couldn't imagine it narrated any better. absolutely perfect!

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    Tommy Boy Chicagoland, USA 11-04-15
    Tommy Boy Chicagoland, USA 11-04-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Fantastic!"

    The book lives up to and exceeds its reputation. The narrator is truly fantastic! I will listen to this one again.

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    BaristaGirl 10-29-15
    BaristaGirl 10-29-15 Member Since 2017

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    "I love this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend this recorded book to anyone who has only ever seen the movies. I enjoyed the movies but the book version is the best.


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