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    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,829
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,821

    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
    • Brilliant

    • By Nat on 20-02-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 3,799
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,090

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!!

    • By Stuart on 12-06-11

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 3,276
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,757
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,758

    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
    • How can I review this?

    • By KathrynS on 31-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 3,009
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,602
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,602

    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
    • An epic saga

    • By Darren on 15-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 842
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Shameful production.

    • By Rasmus Jensen on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 771

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Should have been published on Audible as a whole!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-16

    Regular price: £16.00

    • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)

    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 448

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Tess on 02-04-15

    Regular price: £16.00

    • The Lord Of The Rings

    • The Return of the King (Dramatised)
    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 384

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent end to a great trilogy

    • By Andyjn on 15-02-16

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Children of Hurin

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595

    There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Epic and Griping Tale

    • By William on 24-01-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Anthony Jackson, Heron Carvic
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic that will not Disappoint

    • By Jonathan on 27-09-10

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Hobbit

    • By Paul S on 05-01-07

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Tales from the Perilous Realm

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Combined into one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit, read by Derek Jacobi. The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are joined here in one volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for listeners young and old.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hmm

    • By Jules on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Die Gefährten

    • Der Herr der Ringe 1
    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Achim Höppner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Neun Gefährten machen sich auf eine gefährliche Reise, um die Zukunft Mittelerdes zu retten. Allen voran der Hobbit Frodo, auserwählt, den einen Ring ins Land Mordor zu tragen und ihn zu vernichten. Doch die dunklen Mächte wollen die Herrschaft über Mittelerde erlangen, und ein erbitterter Kampf beginnt.

    Regular price: £24.29

    • Tales from the Perilous Realm

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Brian Sibley - adaptation, J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Four BBC radio dramatisations starring Michael Hordern as Tolkien, plus a special archive compilation exploring Tolkien's life and work. The tales in this collection all reflect an aspect of what Tolkien himself called 'the perilous realm of Faerie'. Adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, co-writer of the acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings, they are rich in myth, magic and adventure. Among the supporting cast are Brian Blessed, Nigel Planer, Sorcha Cusack, Paul Copley and James Grout.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book of three parts

    • By Nigel on 03-12-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Le Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Dominique Pinon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading!

    • By uwk on 14-01-18

    Regular price: £21.19

    • The Hobbit: Jackanory

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug. As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top notch Cribbins, neatly abridged

    • By Mr. P. R. Lambert on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Leaf by Niggle

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    'Leaf by Niggle' recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. But he senses that he will be snatched away from his work long before it is finished - if indeed it could ever be finished in this world. For it is in another and brighter place that Niggle finds his tree is finished and learns that it is indeed a real tree, a true part of creation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strange and unsatisfying

    • By Yikes! on 31-01-19

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and was first published in 1962. The audio is read by Sir Derek Jacobi and is a collection of 16 poems that contain an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. It is a stunning recording that captures all the characters in their own charming and mysterious ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • After the forword back to the forword and then onward...

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-16

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Terry Jones
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories brilliantly read by Terry Jones

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-06

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Smith of Wootton Major

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Tolkien's acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale, read by Derek Jacobi. Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting

    • By Mrs. R. G. Koren on 18-04-17

    Regular price: £1.99

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