The Hobbit (AudioCDUnabridged) - J. R. R. Tolkien|Tolkien, J. R. R.

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"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit", begins J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic, introducing readers to the world of Middle-earth, an enchanting land of elves, goblins, trolls and an endearing race of little people called hobbits. From his comfortable hobbit hole, Bilbo Baggins embarks on a great adventure with 13 dwarves and a powerful wizard. It is a journey that takes Bilbo over snowy mountains and through darks forests. Before he can return home again, Bilbo will face down a dragon and fight epic battles. And he will come into possession of a very magical ring ...

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Publisher Recorded Books
Mfg Part# 9780788789823
SKU 30761226
Format Audio CD Unabridged
ISBN10 0788789821
Release Date 4/10/2007
Sales Rank 9619
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Dimensions (in Inches) 5.75H x 5L x 1.5T
Praise
"Seventeen years ago there appeared, without any fanfare, a book called "The Hobbit" which in my opinion, is one of the best children's stories of this century."
"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and those who are going to read them."
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First 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 eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
Annotation Bilbo Baggins leaves the Shire on a great adventure with a troop of stalwart companions and, along the way, meets a dragon. This is one of the classic books of fantasy literature.
Annotation 2 This 1937 fantasy is the prequel, or "prelude" to the classic epic trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure, but that's just what he gets when a wizard and several dwarves show up on his doorstep, eat him out of house and home, and induce him to join them on a perilous quest to steal a dragon's treasure. Along the way, he picks up a golden ring with the power to turn the wearer invisible; this ring will turn out to be central to the later volumes. While THE LORD OF THE RINGS is a serious epic about the nature of good and evil, written in highly formal language and intended for adults, this earlier work is considerably lighter in tone and clearly directed toward a younger audience, having sprung out of the stories that Tolkien used to tell his own children. However, that does not and has not prevented adults the world over from enjoying THE HOBBIT.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0
Publisher Recorded Books

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