Narrator rob inglis will hold you and your children spellbound with his skillful portrayal of hobbits, dwarves, wizards, frightful creatures, enchanted beasts, epic battlesand a magical ring. The children of hurin, read by christopher lee and christopher tolkien, unabridged. In addition to the hobbit, and the lord of the rings, tolkiens published fiction includes the silmarillion, and other posthumously published books, which taken together is a connected body of work about an imaginedand muchbeloved by readersworld called middle earth. J r r tolkien audiobook read by phil dragash duration. Rob inglis also sang the songs during the narration, which turned it into even more of a treat. This is a wonderful audio book i am so in love with the narration and amazed by the quality. It is written by celebrated and renowned book writer j. And afterward the comments valuable, connecting with, and exceptionally well done. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. Tolki en is now more famous than ever for being the man behind the classic lord of the rings trilogy of books.
He reads the adventures of tom bombadil, and sings a few of his songs. Like most people, i havent heard a wide range of audiobook versions of the hobbit. Tolkien, read by rob inglis by harpercollins publishers from desktop or your mobile device. Listen to the hobbit audiobook streaming online free. If you separate lotr from the hobbit, gently, it is easier to see the greatness of the hobbit on its own. Okay, so around that time audible was promoting some audio release ofthe hobbit by jrr tolkien narrated by rob inglis. Listen and download free lotrs the hobbit audiobook by j. Patrick hogan,the book of lost tales, part one and two,unabridged. Nov 29, 20 yall, i have already read this book but like way back in high school, i think. Tolkien reads excerpts from several of his books, including the hobbit and the lord of the rings. R tolkien that takes place in the fictional world of middle earth, which is the setting of most of the authors works. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry. Chapter 1 of the 2019 theatrical audiobook of the hobbit. The hobbit was so successful in 1937 that tolkien was asked to write a sequel and so was born the lord of the rings.
It is due to this series and other masterpieces like the hobbit and the silmarillion that tolkien is now hailed as the undisputed godfather of highfantasy literature. Get the audiobook automatically with the kindle book as part of your kindle unlimited membership. Tolkien the hobbit, or there and back again is a fantasy novel by english author j. Sep 09, 2018 like most people, i havent heard a wide range of audiobook versions of the hobbit. As tolkiens work progressed on the successor the lord of the rings, he made retrospective accommodations for it in the hobbit. Read the hobbit absolutely for free at readanybook. The hobbit archives the official tolkien online bookshop. The first two cds are of tolkien reading from the hobbit and the lord of the rings and also include some material from the. Tolkien s famous saga, the prelude to the lord of the rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure.
I began listening almost immediately because i wanted to be prepared for the. Its a book that can be enjoyed by children and adults fun fact. He was most known for the lord of the rings audiobook saga and the hobbit. Though content to enjoy his cozy life, cheerful hobbit mr. Tolkien, read by rob inglis by harpercollins publishers published on. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. R tolkien was an amazing writer who created many masterpieces. However with all the hype of the movie and that badass trailer and the constant look at this new audiobook on audible, i could not resist and so, pickedthe hobbit up for an audio reread. Tolkiens approach, tone, style and intended audience was a. Aug 29, 20 seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as j. September 2nd, 1973 was an english author and poet most famous for the lord of the rings trilogy. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The publisher was encouraged by the books critical and financial success and, therefore, requested a sequel. The hobbit tells a fantastic story of adventure, danger, friendship, and courage, and serves as a prequel to the even more immersive and epic book series, the lord of the rings.
The hobbit audiobook is a childrens novel based on a juvenile and fictional theme. Tolkien creates a wondrous world filled with delightful characters, mysterious places, and thrilling dangers. These are the original american dramatizations as broadcast on public radio. It took the author over a decade to have his towering work complete, but his dedication was finally approved by the first. An unexpected journey tolkien was unsatisfied with the tone and style of the hobbit in his later life and he did produce two revised editions of the book as well as briefly attempting a comprehensive rewrite. Tolkien 18921973 is the creator of middleearth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as the hobbit, the lord of the rings, and the silmarillion. Rob inglis expertly bridges the gap between the whimsical, childlike aspects of tolkien s fantasy classic and the hints of darker things to come later in the lord of the rings. The outlines are printed obviously, and with great notes on what they are. R tolkien again in the form of this book has brought the curse tales back in business. He was the author of the classic high fantasy works the hobbit and the lord of the rings. The hobbit john ronald ruel tolkien listen online for free. The paper book was first published on september 21, 1937, and is set in the. Now, with the success of the ipod, harper collins has taken.
Tolkien, read by rob inglis by harpercollins publishers published on 20120906t17. And if the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children. One of the great features of this book is the 100 drawings in the book created by the author. The plot, the characters, and the intricacies are all so marvelous. The hobbit, there and back again j r r tolkien unabridged audiobook read by skinnytecboy. Tolkien s imaginative prowess, this a beautiful, otherworldly tale that cements the authors status as one of. The paper book was first published on september 21, 1937, and is set in the years 2941 to 2942 of the third age before the. One is an original language version by rob inglis, who also made audiobook versions of lord of the rings and of the three books of the.
May 19, 2018 the hobbit hd surround sound vinyl albumsnicol williamson. Tolkien, the fellowship of the ring had made its influence at that time. I find the book most fun while listening to it while driving. A lot of it was stories that later became the silmarillion. As tolkiens work progressed on the successor the lord of the rings, he made retrospective accommodations for. The hobbit is a far easier read than lotr and a child can make short work of it, but it is by no means exclusively a childrens book. The fellowship of the ring full audio book 1 duration.
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as j. Tolkien audio book catalogue just added to itunes 28. An unexpected journey came out in theaters and there was that awesome trailer with richard armitage singingmisty mountains cold and we all threw our hands in the air with excitement over the movie. The hobbit, there and back again j r r tolkien unabridged. There is a trap, however, in reading the hobbit after reading the lotr. He is also the author of the hobbit and a literary criticism of beowulf entitled beowulf. The set gathers for the first time both the hobbit and the lord of the rings in audio format. Not sure why youd want an audio book if youve read it already though. Some people think that the book has way too many scenery details and songs, but i believe that is what sets the book apart from the rest. As an adult, i now view the hobbit more as a bildungsroman rather than a traditional quest novel. While listening to audiobook the hobbit, or there and back again you will have hours to amaze at bravery of dwarves, cunning of hobbit and wisdom of wizard on their way to the treasures on the lonely mountain. I am a real tolkien fan, and i think robert inglis did a great job reading this book and the other books by tolkien that he has done. Youll find yourself caught up in the exquisitely imaginative details and nonstop adventure. Tolkien s approach, tone, style and intended audience was a different.
Im reminded of madeleine lengles quote you have to write the book that wants to be written. New life brought to the book this way and i may soon listen to it again. While these works by tolkien are obviously related, they are very, very different. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, bilbo baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction. Tolkiens epic masterworks the hobbit and the three volumes of the lord of the rings the fellowship of the ring, the two towers, and the return of the king. Theatrical audiobook chapter 1 an unexpected party. But it is great, and those who love tolkien will get great pleasure in this rendition of the book. It was published on 21 september 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the carnegie medal and awarded a prize from the new york herald tribune for best juvenile fiction. Buy a discounted audible edition of the hobbit audio cd from australias leading online bookstore.
Tolkiens approach, tone, style and intended audience was a different. 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. Tolkiens one of the most famous books the hobbit was published in the year 1937. Tolkien who has authored many other bestselling books as well including the lord of the rings audiobook novels. Tolkiens own children, the hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it. It was considered to be a childrens book though tolkien did not describe it as a childrens book. Being the first part in the trilogy of the lord of the rings by j. Did tolkien ever state that the hobbit was a childrens book.
Bilbo baggins agrees to help his wizard friend gandalf aid a group of dwarves seeking their lost treasure. When judging the hobbit, it is tempting to grade it straight against the lotr trilogy. It was a good change of pace every once in a while. What is the best audiobook version of tolkiens the hobbit. However, tolkien ultimately let the hobbit remain a childrens book and, aside from rewriting the chapter riddles in the dark, made few attempts to. A dramatic way to experience the classic story by j. The hobbit audiobook free online read by rob inglis. The packaging features original art from john howe, renowned tolkien illustrator and conceptual artist for the peter. Rob did a great job reading and im very thankful for it. Tolkien is now more famous than ever for being the man behind the classic lord of the rings trilogy of books. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in childrens literature.
The hobbit is far more lighthearted than the lord of the rings and introduces the world to the unforgettable bilbo, gandalf and gollum. Tolkien, in full john ronald reuel tolkien, born january 3, 1892, bloemfontein, south africadied september 2, 1973, bournemouth, hampshire, england, english writer and scholar who achieved fame with his childrens book the hobbit 1937 and his richly. The monsters and the critics as well as several childrens books. The hobbit audiobook on cd christian book distributors. But of course the hobbit remains a perfect book for family reading with children. Other readers might have brought more drama to the reading, sure, so i would not call his reading outstanding. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, bilbo baggins, has taken his place among. Bilbo baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further. Up to date we could all buy tolkien audio books on cd or even on cassettes. The paper book was first published on september 21, 1937, and is set in the years 2941 to 2942 of the third age before the events of the lord of the rings audiobook. The hobbit is the unforgettable story of bilbo baggins and acts as a prequel to the mythical lord of the rings fantasy series. We find how the book was composed, and what was changed between releases.1197 546 1384 1676 41 438 1192 67 1104 203 1343 827 413 1223 1075 38 893 498 1138 377 592 908 189 36 1246 1416 36 465 109