The Hobbit

Written by:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by:
Martin Shaw

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2005
5 hours 50 minutes
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.

Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he casught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!

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…
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L Baker

I wish Rob Inglis would be my Google maps narrator

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Leo M.

Wonderful story and excellent narrator. It seems kinda odd to say, but his voice is perfect for the Hobbit. His singing voice is great, too.

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Sanel B.

Most engaging, listening to the story made our road trip feel short.

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Chad E.

the voices of the dwarves seemed off, more squeeky and soft rather than brash and bold. Voices of the animals was spot on.

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A word class children's story that is accessible to people of all ages.

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Gold Book, perfect narration!

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Very good. Wonderfull to listen to.

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Bogdan C.

good book and the narrator does a good job

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It’s nice but a little slow

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Jo P.

It was wonderful. I have enjoyed listening to the book and enjoyed hearing the narrator.

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Matthew J.

i bought a credit for this title, and the 11 hour unabridged version was not available? very disappointed in the shortened version of this book at 5 hours. it was not worth it. however, the narrator was fantastic.

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