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3.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 5 4.00 (796,890 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: October 2012 ISBN: 9781470337599
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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 Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 10/8/2016

    " This is the adult introduction for to Tolkien's magical universe. The book is wonderfully narrated. The audio book format is the only way that I could enjoy the book. Way too much detail for my taste for action and intrigue packed reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 9/5/2016

    " Excellent recording of a classic! Rob Inglis does a fantastic job with the narration! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlon Philgence | 12/16/2013

    " A very good read but it takes a long time to pick up. This book is half setup for the trilogy. It's mostly exposition so I had to bare through it to get to what I deem the good stuff but it is by no stretch of the imagination a badly written book. Tolkien is just a stickler for details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Sadler | 12/2/2013

    " J.R.R. Tolkien did it again! Such a fantastic book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Chick | 11/11/2013

    " "Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron. Here is a book which will break your heart." - C. S. Lewis "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Cox | 11/8/2013

    " Intense , still a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Weaver | 11/7/2013

    " better than the movie. also helped that i read the hobbit first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kezz | 10/28/2013

    " Just as brilliant as i remembered, actually better. Gandalf, Galadriel and Boromir are may favourite characters... by the way i have seen the movies and read these before so I am fully aware of all heartaches that occur even if i refuse to accept them... :) I love this story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/24/2013

    " I read for first time in 1971, have re-read trilogy probably 25-30 times. Still makes me cry when Frodo leaves for the Undying Lands from the Grey Havens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 7/29/2013

    " The writing was gorgeous, perhaps I just don't take to fantasy stories but I found this really hard to follow and quite dry in bits. Of course it was much better than the movie with the walking ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alethea | 6/8/2013

    " Vivid, imaginative and amazingly detailed series. I thoroughly enjoyed traveling back to Middle Earth and reacquainting myself with the characters of this trilogy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kam | 5/20/2013

    " Perfect. Sublime. And all those things we all know about JRR Tolkien. And if you don't know, read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Perry | 3/3/2013

    " Loved it. The book was far better than the movie but it was great that another author was chosen to be recognized. It was a book that I had to read twice in my life to get all the way through it. But with age comes wisdom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fantasy | 2/27/2013

    " If you like very detailed descriptions (such as what the color red looks like) than this is the book for you. If you don't, I recommend just watching the movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricardo Ivan | 1/20/2013

    " The first two parts (yeah, 6 parts in three books) of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, if somewhat hard to keep up on its extensive description, is an incredible tale of adventure and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luli Doro | 12/10/2012

    " Me encanta la historia, pero me costo demasiado terminarla "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Italo | 10/22/2012

    " This a re-reading. After reading modern fantasy stories (actually, I'm looking at Name of the Wind), this is obsolete. Yes, a mark in worldbuildng, and the father of all fantasy stories but, despite that, a regular book. Boring beginning, poor plot... Read it for historical purposes. "

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About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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.