The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Audiobook CD - 2001
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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : HighBridge Co., p2001
ISBN: 9781565116726
1565116720
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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siboneyleeculham
May 03, 2019

When I first read the Hobbit I really didn't like it but then I watched a tv show where the protagonists really liked the book (Stranger Things) so I decided to re-read it and I found that I really like it! Now I can not wait to read the Lord of the Rings!

A timeless and well-crafted fairytale, just serious enough to be enjoyed by all audiences. The Hobbit has aged a bit better than Tolkien's later books.

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jquick99
Apr 21, 2019

The print font is very, very small.

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violet_jaguar_350
Mar 15, 2019

This is my favorite book!

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jquick99
Mar 08, 2019

This is for the BBC Radio audiobook.
I suggest NOT to get this. Due to it being a radio recording, there is way too much background noise, especially some sort of flute, that makes it hard to hear the dialogue.

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robinandrews10
Feb 12, 2019

This is one of the most entertaining audio books I have ever listened to! The amount of detail that Tolkien builds into his world is unbelieve. This is a must read/listen to!

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Pusheenrocks29
Feb 12, 2019

I LOVED this book i would recommend this to lots of people although it is a very large book!
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avocadotree
Feb 05, 2019

One that gets ever better with readings and time.

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schmegu_at_hcplc
Jan 08, 2019

This specific book - paperback, small, but so full of pages - was what my mother bought me when we first moved overseas. All of our belongings were still being shipped, and were not expected to arrive for another couple of months. I had already read through all of the books I had packed in my suitcase, and through the handful of books that we had mailed to ourselves. I can recall sitting on the hood of the lemon lot car my father had bought, watching my siblings at soccer practice, bored out of my skull. My mom came over with a BX bag and handed it to me. Twelve year old me was skeptical, but I took it, and this book was inside. Even more skeptically, I opened it up. Harry Potter was the best fantasy story, little me had thought so defiantly. But I needed books. I needed to read. So I did that. I opened up to the first page, "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit...." I haven't looked back.

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gertrude9
Dec 15, 2018

This is a fantastic book

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violet_jaguar_350
Mar 15, 2019

violet_jaguar_350 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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carl5555
Dec 11, 2018

carl5555 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_manatee_238
Nov 03, 2018

blue_manatee_238 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over

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white_lion_251
May 04, 2018

white_lion_251 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

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PeggyCarter16
Feb 17, 2018

PeggyCarter16 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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green_zebu_65
Nov 18, 2017

green_zebu_65 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

maroon_hummingbird_39 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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jayeshaminnew
May 15, 2017

jayeshaminnew thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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green_rabbit_444
Jul 13, 2016

green_rabbit_444 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 65

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Blizzard1234
Jul 02, 2016

Blizzard1234 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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red_eagle_646
May 08, 2019

If you sit on the doorstep long enough you will think of something.

Laura_X Feb 22, 2019

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.

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Tabaqui
Jul 17, 2017

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
One of the more famous literary openings - for good reason.

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Tabaqui
Jul 17, 2017

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world - Thorin Oakenshield

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Tabaqui
Jul 17, 2017

Alive without breath,
As cold as death,
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail, never clinking. - Gollum/Smeagol

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jayeshaminnew
May 15, 2017

Where there's life there's hope

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Jun 14, 2016

"Never laugh at live dragons,Bilbo you fool!"-Bilbo Baggins.

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magic23
Aug 02, 2015

"Do you wish me a good morning, or you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not;..."
Gandalf

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Kmandhane
Jul 15, 2015

Fruity laughs

SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

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EvelynB2004
Oct 12, 2015

Bilbo Baggins, a very unsuspecting Hobbit, suddenly finds himself going on an adventure to reclaim a dwarf's treasure! Along with thirteen other dwarves and a famous wizard, Bilbo crosses the land to the east, to the Desolation of Smaug, and robs from the great dragon Smaug, who is guarding the long lost treasure.

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dan23_
Aug 29, 2015

!!!!!

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loria1121
Dec 20, 2014

A hobbit takes a trip..with thirteen dwarves and a wizard to a mountain far away to restore the treasure to the dwarves. But what is the treasure? Gold or undying fellowship?

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lyndon8
Aug 17, 2014

Bilbo is an interesting hobbit. He goes on an adventure to the lonely mountain. He goes with several dwarves and a wizard. Its a wonderful book to read.

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jodyandjay
Aug 17, 2014

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who, at the beginning, never went on an adventure but that all changes when a wizard carves a sign on his door. Bilbo and 13 dwarves go on an expedition to claim back what was theirs. In this book there will be many ups and downs, spiders and goblins. Will they reclaim what was theirs?

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gcwakim
Jun 26, 2014

Bilbo Baggins, is a hobbit that enjoys the simple beaties of life such as food and smoking. However one simple visit from Gandolf changes Bilbo's life forever. Join Bilbo, Thorin, the Company of the Dwarves and Gandolf as they set of to slay a dragon, and take back what belongs to the dwarves, the Lonely Mountain.

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cardona99a
May 28, 2013

bilbo bagins goes in a amezing journey the one he will find something that later on will start a war.

A great book to read first if you want to read more of Tolkien's Works. This is Bilbo's story of Adventure with the dwarves to reclaim their treasure in the Lonely Mountain. The come across many a foe-but Bilbo learns he is quite brave and stronger than he originally thought.

lms May 27, 2008

"Bilbo Baggins, a respectable well-to -do hobbit lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return." (Novelist Review)

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EowynThandawen
Jan 02, 2013

Other: How could anyone say that this book is a waste of time?!?!?! I've never regretted reading a Tolkien book! Not only is The Hobbit great, but so are all of the other books by Tolkien! If you liked The Hobbit you MUST read Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion!

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tlhull
Dec 06, 2012

Other: Don't listen to fearlessforever! This is not a time waster! It is one of the best books ever!

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rockin_dude
Mar 21, 2012

Other: The Hobbit is amazing!! It is definitely not a waste of time!

PrinceBishop Nov 26, 2011

Other: One of the best books ever. Waste lots of time on it!

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