The Hobbit

jrr tolkien the hobbit audiobook

Unabridged Audiobook
Written By: JRR Tolkien
Narrated By: Rob Inglis
Publisher: Recorded Books
Duration: 11 Hours 7 Minutes

Book Rating: stars_4-5

Summary: Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all-a treasure-troving dragon named Smaug. In his fantasy classic, master storyteller J.R.R. Tolkein creates a bewitching world filled with delightful creatures and thrilling dangers. Narrator Rob Inglis will hold listeners of all ages spellbound with his skillful portrayal of hobbits, dwarves, and enchanted beasts… Read more.

User Reviews

userid_10006
John C.

stars_4 I’ve been fascinated with Tolkien’s work since I was in grade school. Over 30 years now! I’ve read the books multiple times and listened to several different recordings. I have to say that this is one of my favorites. Clear voice narration that follows the story without distracting you with unnecessary dramatization. Highly recommend!

 

 

userid_20154
Kim L.

stars_4-5 I listened to The Hobbit audiobook after watching all of the movies. Boy was I surprised! This is not the movie version, LOL! Loved the story. Great narrator. What else could you want?

 

 

userid_21342
Mike B.

stars_3-5 The narrator is a bit intense a times, but mostly good. Great listen for a long car ride!

 

get access nowPlay Audio Sample
click here to play

Trying to find a place to get The Hobbit audiobook download for free?

Look no further. Here at www.freeaudiobookguide.com, we’ve compiled all of the best places to find audiobooks online and download them for free and one of our partners has agreed to give out a great narration to our users! Listen to a sample and download The Hobbit audiobook free!

How It Works: Getting The Mp3

In order to claim your free download, all you have to do is sign up as a new member using one of the links on this page.

When you click the link, you’ll be taken to a registration page where you can sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Signing up for this membership is completely free, and there’s no obligation to make a purchase at any time in the future.

Once inside, you’ll be given access to one of the world’s largest databases of audio books, and will be able to download books of your choice for free, either to stream online or to a mobile device, or to download the mp3.

Among the titles available, you’ll be able to choose from unabridged or abridged versions, with multiple options available for you to pick the narration you like best.

This is by far one of the best platforms for finding audio files online, but If you sign up and are unsatisfied with any part of the program, you’re free to cancel your membership at any time, at absolutely no cost to you.

The process couldn’t be easier. Click the image below to see for yourself and try it out!

Summary of The Hobbit Audio Book

The Hobbit is a fantasy novel written by acclaimed author J.R. R. Tolkien. The novel was conceived as a prequel to Tolkien’s longer epic trilogy: The Lord of The Rings.

Originally published in 1937, the novel (also known as “There and Back Again”), was well received and received instant popular and critical acclaim.

the hobbit mp3 audiobook quoteThe story follows the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from the tranquil region of the Shire, who goes on an epic quest across the fantastical region of Middle Earth, meeting a wide array of different creatures, including elves, goblins, orcs, dwarves, dragons, and wizards.

The Hobbit audiobook chapter 1 begins with the now infamous opening line:

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. 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: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

This immediately sets the tone of the novel, emphasizing the good-natured and down to earth manner of hobbits, including Bilbo, the primary character, as well as sets the stage for the atrocities Bilbo will witness later on in the book.

audio book the hobbit quoteAs the book opens, Gandalf, a wizard, visits Bilbo to convince to go on an epic journey, and help a group of dwarves reclaim their ancestral treasure from a dragon. While Bilbo is initially somewhat reluctantly, Gandalf and the dwarves ultimately persuade him to go.

The next 8 chapters then depict their journey across vast lands to reach The Lonely Mountain, the dwarves home which was taken by the evil dragon Smaug. Along the way they encounter a number of evil creatures, from wargs to orcs, as well as meet elves, and Tolkien begins to reveal the politics and ominous foreshadowings that hang over Middle Earth, which are taken further in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Eventually, the group reaches the Lonely Mountain, and Bilbo is able to steal the Arkenstone, a precious gem powerful enough to lure Smaug out of his lair and into the open, where a human archer kills him through the single weak point in his otherwise impenetrable armor scales.

With Smaug dead, a number of different parties flock to the mountain, in a massive grab for treasure, and the book climaxes with the massive Battle of Five Armies, in which humans, dwarves, and elves fight together to ward off evil Goblins and Wargs.

When the battle ends, Bilbo finally heads back home, only to find his home and possessions are auctioned off, as he has been presumed dead, having been absent so long. He returns to his comfortable, albeit somewhat eccentric life.

Check out a clip below from the world blockbuster premiere of The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies.

To search for the best Hobbit audiobook, click the link below!

get access now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>