The Lord of the Rings

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The Hobbit Summary

The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo Baggins and acts as a prequel to the mythical Lord of the Rings fantasy series. Showcasing J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative prowess, this a beautiful, otherworldly tale that cements the author's status as one of the premier storytellers of the twentieth century.

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

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....

The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the 20th century.

©1937 The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust (P)1991 HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd
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  • Book 0.5

    • 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 2,992
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367

    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

  • Book 1

    • 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 4,428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,664
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,659

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 2,520
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,067
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,070

    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
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    • By KathrynS on 31-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • 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 2,275
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,927
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,929

    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