The Lord of the Rings

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The Silmarillion Publisher's Summary

The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

Included in the book are several shorter works. 'The Ainulindale' is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. 'The Akallabeth' recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the end of the Second Age and 'Of the Rings of Power' tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.

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  • Book 0

    • The Silmarillion

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 393

    The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HUGE GLITCHES IN AUDIO

    • By Cameron on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 0.5

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35,669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,414

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally! Thank you Audible!

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting children's tale, beautifully read

    • By Stephen on 03-05-09

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 1

    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30,230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,636
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27,735

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last - The Definitive Recording!

    • By L. N. on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Lord of the Rings

    • The Fellowship of the Ring: The Ring Sets Out
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 748

    Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to hear

    • By Jay on 01-05-06

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 2

    • The Two Towers

    • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21,678
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,701
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19,780

    The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness - finally

    • By John on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Two Towers

    • The Lord of the Rings, Book 2
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 438

    Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • third book of the series

    • By Catherine on 10-18-05

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 3

    • The Return of the King

    • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13,512
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,411
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,520

    The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

    • By LJ on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Return of the King

    • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 393

    Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inglis sounds like Tolkien!

    • By Catherine on 10-18-05

    Regular price: $21.81