The Lord of the Rings

5 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 28,858 ratings

Summary

This fantasy masterpiece needs little introduction, but Rob Inglis’s reading will give even the most fervid fans a new appreciation of Tolkien’s magnificent tales.

The Hobbit opens in the peaceful continent of Middle Earth – home to the cheerful and hairy-footed Bilbo Baggins. Like every other hobbit, Bilbo likes nothing better than a quiet evening at home. But when the wandering wizard Gandalf captivates him with tales of adventure, Bilbo sets off.

When he returns home, Bilbo leaves his young cousin Frodo a souvenir from his travels — a magical ring of invisibility. Little do either of them know this ring has the power to destroy everything they know. 

The Lord of the Rings trilogy centres on the fateful power of this ring - the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron. If the ring falls into Sauron's hands, he will gain complete power. It must be destroyed. Can Frodo and his friends overcome the forces of darkness and save Middle Earth?

In this splendid, unabridged audiobook of Tolkien's fantasy epic, Rob Inglis is our guide. His performance is ‘charming, gripping, a little scary, and always engaging’, says AudioFile magazine. 

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) is widely considered the father of modern epic fantasy. The Oxford University professor published The Hobbit in 1937, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy between 1937 and 1949. His follow-up The Silmarillion appeared in 1977.

Tolkien’s masterpiece gained a vast swathe of new fans with Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning movie adaptations. The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy are two of the highest-grossing film series of all time.

The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written. In 1999, Amazon readers voted it their favourite ‘book of the millennium’. In 2003, the BBC named it Britain's best novel of all time.

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