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    • Your Guide to the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    So starts one of Western literature's most epic journeys, The Hobbit, a fantasy novel that has delighted adults and children alike since it was published in 1937 by professor J.R.R. Tolkien. Ostensibly, The Hobbit is an adventurous tale about hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who leaves the cozy comforts of his home to try to win a share of a treasure, guarded by a dragon named Smaug. The novel follows Bilbo and an assorted cast of magical characters and creatures.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Your Guide to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tolkien's expertise with language and history inform the story, but The Lord of the Rings is a staggering, complex work for adults, not children. Tolkien took the themes from The Hobbit and revisited them, but this time he went even deeper. The corruptive nature of power and the many forms of bravery are once again front and center as major themes. Working together and the environmental degradation of industrialization and war are also themes woven through the work.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Your Guide to The Hobbit

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." So starts one of Western literature's most epic journeys, The Hobbit, a fantasy novel that has delighted adults and children alike since it was published in 1937 by professor J.R.R. Tolkien. Ostensibly, The Hobbit is an adventurous tale about hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who leaves the cozy comforts of his home to try to win a share of a treasure guarded by a dragon named Smaug.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • About the author and the book for those of us who.

    • By Jan on 01-19-19

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Thor

    • The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God
    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Anthony R. Schlotzhauer
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A hammer no mortal can lift. A flame-haired, fiery storm god. A comic book alien-hero-god who defends humanity. The swastika. Even the name "Thursday" ("Thor's Day"). Despite the virtual disappearance of the indigenous Norse religion and mythology several centuries ago, modern society still regularly encounters the storm god Thor, who continues to be brought back to life in the form of literature and was recently the protagonist in a big-budget Hollywood movie.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • misleading

    • By Matt on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $6.95