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The Hobbit (Unabridged 10 Audio CD Set ): Complete and Unabridged by Tolkien, J. R. R. Unabridged edition (2007) Audio CD

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition
  • ASIN: B00C6OUPLM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Aug. 2014
JRR Tolkien's `The Hobbit' is, of course, one of the greatest children's books to have been written in the twentieth century. Based on the stories he told to his children and originally published in 1937, it is an almost perfect blend of fantasy, magic and adventure. It follows the adventures of one Bilbo Baggins, as he sets off with thirteen dwarves and a wizard to recover a great treasure stolen from the dwarves by Smaug the dragon. Along the way they get into various scrapes with goblins, trolls, elves, shape shifters and, of course, a dragon. Through a mix of extreme good luck and his own resourcefulness Bilbo comes through all these adventures, only to find things are not as he left them at home.

It's a great story and works on many levels. For the younger reader there is the straight adventure story, which many will find thrilling. For the older reader there is the subtle growth in Bilbo's character, as he changes over the story from a passenger on the expedition to a main player and the person people look to for help. There is a study of human nature, and the effects of greed upon people. In some respects it is a morality play. But for all that, at heart, it is a great entertainment. There is a reason it is still so affectionately regarded by readers world wide of all ages. 5 stars.

This unabridged reading from Rob Inglis is pretty good. For the most part it is excellent, though he can be a little flat in his delivery at times, and some of his voices are ill suited to the characters at times. All in all though it's a good reading. At 10 discs and clocking in at 11 hours of listening, this is perfect for the car on long journeys! I have to say that I listened to it back and forth to work over about a week, and my interest was maintained throughout, a testament to the skill of both author and reader. 5 stars all round.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tubs on 29 April 2015
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Pure brilliance, never tire of listening to it. Very good service from supplier.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Anne Scott on 1 Feb. 2015
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thanks a lot I will play while I am quilting
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ebony on 8 Jan. 2015
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Very happy with this.
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