Monday, December 8, 2014

The Hobbit

Author: JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit, the Prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, is another example of an excellent audiobook to listen to while you are grinding through your day. This audiobook is geared to a wider range of listeners in comparison to Tolkien's later trilogy. This is another very easy listen, you could miss a few things if you get distracted by work, but if you are like me you will not limit yourself to a single auddy.

The tale, for those of you living under a rock for the last 10 years, is the journey of Bilbo Baggins and how one little Hobbit of The Shire, became one of the many Lords of the Ring, before it was passed to his nephew Frodo.

This is a really great adventure through middle earth with many amazing characters and as always  in JRR Tolkien's writings; extraordinary descriptions of the lands and peoples. You'll find his descriptions so vivid that when you talk to friends about it, and when you see the movies, everything will be just as you imaged.

If you've already enjoyed the movies, then I definitely recommend the book because you will get filled in on everything the book had to leave out. You can enjoy The Hobbit before OR after you make the trip through the Lord of the Rings, either way is great!

I found this single book as enjoyable as The Trilogy because of it's lighter side, and because it's one whole epic tale in just one book. The songs in this story, as sung by the narrator are amazing and way too catchy! Just wait till you get introduced to Tom Bombadil!

A listing of the main Lord of the Rings series in order includes: 
1. Silmarillion
2. There and Back Again; A Hobbit's Tale (The Hobbit)
3. The Fellowship of the Ring
4. The Two Towers
5. The Return of the King

I rate this audiobook       5/5 Stars.

Audiobook length is 11 hours and 8 minutes.

Audience: 14 & Up.

Genre: Children's literature, Fantasy Novel, High Fantasy

Book to Movie grade: B-

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