We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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

Related Videos

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (23655 )
5 star
 (17798)
4 star
 (4304)
3 star
 (1061)
2 star
 (253)
1 star
 (239)
Overall
4.7 (21406 )
5 star
 (16962)
4 star
 (3190)
3 star
 (918)
2 star
 (181)
1 star
 (155)
Story
4.6 (21218 )
5 star
 (15531)
4 star
 (4055)
3 star
 (1186)
2 star
 (256)
1 star
 (190)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Nikki 09-19-15
    Nikki 09-19-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a great read"

    I could never stay up to watch the movie in full so I figured the book would be better and sure enough I was right. Very entertaining and Rob Inglis did an amazing job reading it. His singing voice was lovely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Blanchard San Antonio, TX 09-18-15
    Blanchard San Antonio, TX 09-18-15 Member Since 2014

    Dr. Carter

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    74
    72
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent story, Great narration"

    I have always wanted to read the Hobbit. Listening to it was great!
    The narration was great. Would highly recommend the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scrub McJones 09-16-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "there and back again"

    A masterpiece, this is a great story and a great performance, highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Benjamin Theis 09-12-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Blast from the Past!"

    We have all seen the movies in recent years. It is truly wonderful to return to the original story. Wonderful Storytelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-11-15
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-11-15 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    157
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    304
    294
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    19
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing novel...amazing world!"

    First of all, this is not a review for the movie. If you are looking for a review of the movie, you won't find it here. Although, the movie does follow the story line of the book quite well, there is a completely different feeling to the book. The book is not as majestic and mysterious. It is simply a fantastic tale. Tolkien does not waste time mincing words about things that do not pertain to the story. He simply tells his tale.

    One of the biggest differences with this book when compared to the movie is in the character of Bilbo himself. Bilbo is not the bumbling idiot that the movie portrays him as. He is one who prefers calm and peace, but once the adventure takes him, he is a very willing participant. He is quite capable, and a pleasure to follow.

    It is always interesting reading stories that were written so long ago. Nearly 100 years old is this one! The language, and the purpose of story telling in general was different then, and it is nice to be transported from time to time.

    Rob Inglis is a fine narrator, and does this story justice. A very good audio book, and one that I will indulge in again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Edward W Gibson 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love Tolkien"

    I already loved Tolkien and have read this whole series from the Silmarillion to this, and this is by far the best audio performance I have ever heard of the Hobit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    KTB 09-03-15
    KTB 09-03-15

    KTB

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book overall"

    The way that Rob Ingles made a voice for every character.
    He also sang the songs and put energy into the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    josh 08-31-15
    josh 08-31-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's a great book"

    yup as I said it's a great book to listen too three thumbs up !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Matthew 08-31-15
    Matthew 08-31-15 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful experience"

    Such a wonderfully accurate retelling of the Hobbit!
    Very clearly told and I loved the voices throughout the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tomatosoupgirl1 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Hobbit Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

    The narrator does a great job reading this story and it was like hearing an adult bedtime story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hobbit?

    The time the company was stuck in the goblin mountain


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

    I do not believe so.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me smile remembering the book from my youth.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.