Le Hobbit

Narrated by: Dominique Pinon
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Premier récit publié par J. R. R. Tolkien, en 1937, cette histoire, inventée par l'auteur pour ses propres enfants, raconte les aventures de Bilbo, un jeune hobbit, héros malgré lui en quête d'un trésor gardé par un dragon, en compagnie de nains et du magicien Gandalf. Devenu un classique de la littérature de jeunesse, ce texte a également enchanté des générations de tous âges.

La lecture de Dominique Pinon ( Delicatessen, La Cité des enfants perdus, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) insuffle toute sa vivacité à cette quête pleine d'enchantements.
©1937/1965 The J.R.R. Tolkien Estate Limited; 2012 Christian Bourgois éditeur, pour la traduction française; Première publication en anglais par HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. sous le titre The Hobbit (P)2012 Audiolib

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Great for Language Comprehension Practice

I like to listen to books in other languages for language practice.

This works best if it is a book that I have already listened to/read in English,
as then the material is more familiar.

For new languages, I will often try to listen to a book in parallel:
say, 15 minutes of English, then 15 minutes of the other languages, etc.
As of yet, there is a fairly limited selection of foreign language audiobooks available in the U.S. store, and an even smaller selection that are available in both English and a variety of other languages.

(And, for some reason, the Spanish ones seem often to be abridged, which makes them much less useful for this type of "rosetta stone" parallel listening practice.)

But it is slowly getting better.

Congratulations to Audible for slowly increasing its foreign language material,
and here is hoping that it will continue to do so.

And perhaps some books in Mandarin and Arabic also?

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Clear narration, not overly dramatized.

Would you listen to Le Hobbit again? Why?

Yes, the reader captures the tone of the story but leaves room for the listener's imagination.

Any additional comments?

A classic tale well rendered and enjoyable.

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Pinon is Awesome!

Dude's got a great voice. I listen to this to learn French and it works great.

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J'ai adoré ce classique

J'ai vraiment aimé ce livre. Le narrateur était vraiment super. Il m'a aidé à bien entrer dans l'histoire. Je le recommande à tous!

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wrong language

we like the story but I didn't notice this wasn't in English. totally my fault we didn't like it.

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  • 01-14-18

Wonderful reading!

Truly a pleasure to listen. The story is great but the reader made it real indeed. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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  • 02-20-20

Excellent! Great experience for French learners.

I listened to the book simultaneously while listening to the English version - chapter at a time. Also, slowed it down by 25%. Really enjoyed the experience. Now into Le Seigneur des Anneaux

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  • 06-25-18

French on UK Site?

Downloaded by mistake on my phone, as it was hard to see that it was French. Ridiculous having a foreign language version for sale on usual site. It should be put into a separate area. Not happy at all.

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