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The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook

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4.00000250975668 out of 54.00000250975668 out of 54.00000250975668 out of 54.00000250975668 out of 54.00000250975668 out of 5 4.00 (796,888 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Narrator: Rob Inglis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Release Date:
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Inspired by The Hobbit and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that Tolkien created to provide “the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues.” From these academic aspirations was born one of the most popular and imaginative works in English literature.

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between powers of good and evil. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe—hobbits, elves, wizards, dwarves—step colorfully forth from the pages. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I cannot imagine a more wonderful Christmas present…The first thing that one asks is that the adventure should be various and exciting; in this respect Mr. Tolkien’s invention is unflagging… One must feel that, however superficially unlike the world we live in its characters and events may be, it nevertheless holds up the mirror to the only nature we know: our own; in this, too, Mr. Tolkien has succeeded superbly, and what happened in the year of the Shire 1418 in the Third Age of Middle-earth is not only fascinating in AD 1954 but also a warning and an inspiration. No fiction I have read in the last five years has given me more joy than The Fellowship of the Ring.”

    New York Times

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Joshua Hansen | 1/13/2014

    " This book deals with the toils of a young hobbit named frodo Baggins. Hobbits are a peace loving folk they love food, drink, and gossip. Although there is one family of known adventurers, the Bagginses. Previously another young hobbit went on an adventure to fight the dragon smaug. On that adventure he found a magical ring. This ring was the master ring a part of an evil soul of a dark lord was inside. Frodo and the fellowship must travel to Mount Doom in the evil land of Mordor were orcs and goblins are amassed. Will they succeed or will they fail. This book shows adventure and intrigue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Chucho Enriquez | 1/6/2014

    " De la trilogia es el que mas me cuesta de todos por ser demasiado descriptivo y lento en general. Pero solo Moria siempre sera MORIA! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Taha Enes | 1/1/2014

    " Quite romantic, say no? No. It was quite exhausting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Jenni | 12/18/2013

    " I think this book did get boring during the first part, other than that it was stunning. I have just finished the Return of the King and the whole series is great. A must read. "

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About the Author

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Rob Inglis has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare and Royal Court Theatre companies. He has played such roles as the Ghost and Claudius in Hamlet and Mr. Bumble in Oliver. He regularly tours Europe and the US with his repertoire of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Dickens, Orwell, and Stevenson dramatizations.