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The Hobbit Audiobook

The Hobbit

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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

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    Edward W Gibson 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

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    KTB 09-03-15
    KTB 09-03-15

    KTB

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    "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.

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    josh 08-31-15
    josh 08-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It's a great book"

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

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    Matthew 08-31-15
    Matthew 08-31-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful experience"

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

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    tomatosoupgirl1 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "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!!

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    Kathryn J. Mahoney 08-29-15
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    "marvelous adventure"

    I have always enjoyed The Hobbit. This audio version brings it all to life

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    Paul Mahoney NC 08-29-15
    Paul Mahoney NC 08-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great story not well done though"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no, the reading of the book was dry


    What did you like best about this story?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the narrator was to dry


    Do you think The Hobbit needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


    Any additional comments?

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    Jeff Martin 08-29-15
    Jeff Martin 08-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible"

    Perfect narrator, doesn't stray from the original telling at all! Best version out there, was a blast to listen to.

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    me 08-23-15
    me 08-23-15
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    "It was great"

    I really like the way it was read and the sings were read but I didn't really like the way the book ended so that's why I gave it only 4 stars.

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    KARCH Central PA 08-22-15
    KARCH Central PA 08-22-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Great all around"

    Not sure you can dislike Tolkien. the narrator was smashing to say the least. he verbally illustrated characters, sang songs, and just did a wonderful performance.

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