Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Le Hobbit  By  cover art

Le Hobbit

By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by: Dominique Pinon
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $19.56

Buy for $19.56

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Editorial reviews

Ce livre audio transporte les auditeurs dans la Terre du Milieu, un univers fantastique très développé, connu dans le monde entier grâce à la série du Le seigneur des anneaux. Bilbo Baggins, un hobbit qui apprécie la tranquillité de son village, et les bons moments autour d’un délicieux repas, voit son monde chamboulé lorsqu'un sorcier nommé Gandalf, et une troupe de nains entrent dans son petit monde et l’entrainent dans une aventure qui bouleversera sa vie ! Aux USA, le Hobbit a été nominé pour la Carnegie Medal, et a remporté le prix de la meilleure fiction pour enfants du New York Herald Tribune. Il est reconnu comme véritable classique de la littérature fantastique pour enfants. Précurseur de la trilogie Le Seigneur des Anneaux, le livre audio Le Hobbit est raconté par Dominique Pinon, qui entraîne les jeunes auditeurs avec son interprétation de personnages magiques de toutes formes et de toutes tailles. Il marie parfaitement la nature fantaisiste de la quête d'aventure du Hobbit avec les thèmes plus sombres explorés au cours de la série.

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

What listeners say about Le Hobbit

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    73
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    69
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    73
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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?

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

23 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pinon is Awesome!

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

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good time with Dominic

Dominic Pinon bring you on the path of Bilbo with ease and great picture. Must be listen !

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good listen!

I enjoyed the performance and love the overall story. I have read and listened to this in Japanese German French and English and found this one the most entertaining. English is my native language.
I liked this French performance
more than several other well-known works from
different narrators.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

wrong language

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

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ce sont toujours mieux les livres que les films

L'histoire m'a, vraiment, impacté. j'ai aimé, spécialement, l'arrivée de la bande à la maison du change-peau. Notez que les trois films viennent d'une seule histoire, ça veut dire qu'il y a deux moments pleins d'action aux films que tu ne trouveras pas aussi fascinant dans ce livre.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!