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The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again
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In a mythical or maybe just forgotten time, many creatures lived in places like the Shire, home to Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit. Hobbits are comfort loving creatures with no real sense for adventure. A knock on the door and Bilbo's life is about to change.

Calling this book children's book is like calling "Alice in Wonderland" [see "The Annotated Alice"] a children's book. Yes children can read this book and it is fun. How ever there is a lot more to this book than a cute story. And it has all the depth of the other Tolkien works with the exception of being shorter.

Many people look at this story as a prequel to "The Lord of the Rings", where in reality it is a stand-alone story with a perfectly good beginning, middle, and end. When you read "The Lord of the Rings" there is enough description to forgo "The Hobbit." Personally, I find that reading The Lord of the Rings first gave me the in-depth background to better appreciate The Hobbit.
Many of the creatures and adventures will put you on the edge of your seat. You will recognize the personalities and grow along will Bilbo as he faces new challenges as he learns to deal with life.
A good book to read first would be "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell. Then you get a clearer picture of why the story progresses as it does.
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on March 31, 2015
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The Hobbit is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins that goes on an unexpected journey. T would recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction,fantasy or adventure. One reason i would recommend this book is because the conflict is amazing. The reason it was amazing is that all the conflict is detailed and interesting. The second reason i would recommend this book is the characters. The characters are interesting, like Gollum "Thief, thief, thief! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it forever!" The last reason i would recommend this book is the situations. The situations the characters get in are awesome, cool, nerve-racking, and so much more. Some people might not like this book because of all of the fantasy in the book. Although, i think the conflict, characters, and the situations make it a great book. t would recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction, fantasy adventure. This book is fun to read and it had an awesome plot. If you like fantasy, you'll like this book.
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on March 29, 2015
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The Hobbit is a book filled with adventure. It's fun to read and fills the head and heart with an immense imagination. I recommend this book to anyone who can appreciate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and fully grasp the art of imagery he wields.

The Hobbit is a true classic! If you've not read this in school, consider picking this one up. You won't regret it.
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on March 30, 2015
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LOVED THIS. HAVE ALL THE REST OF THEM AS WELL. JOHN DOES A FANTASTIC IN NARATING THE BOOK, AND IT IS TAKEN RIGHT FROM THE BOOK, WHICH IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT. CAN'T WAIT TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THEM. LOVED IT. JOHN'S VOICE IS SO GREAT, EACH AND EVERY CHARACTER HAS A DIFFERENT VOICE, AND IS DONE SUPER WELL. A MUST LISTEN TO FOR LOTR/HOBBIT FANS.
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on March 30, 2015
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THE HOBBIT is a classic of modern literature and at the same time, a fantastic tale of another place and another time that has captivated readers of all ages, backgrounds, and societies. If you haven't read it, you owe it to yourself to do so.
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on March 29, 2015
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Excellent read, but not as good as the Lord of the Rings. You can see how the autthor grows more comfortable with middle earth by reading both books. This was exciting with interesting and different fantasy.
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on April 1, 2015
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It is a great tale full of adventure and danger and fun. I would recommend that twelve and up read it because it has some complicated story lines. Over all it is a excellent book to read with your family
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on March 29, 2015
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Quite enjoyable reading learning about the different types of beings that inhabit Middle Earth. The tales and adventures keep you wanting more.
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on March 28, 2015
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Good book. Movie really made a meal out of this one though. However I can see how this book is so popular. Well ahead of its time
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on March 29, 2015
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I watched the first Hobbit movie and really enjoyed it. So glad I read the book. It was my first book on my Kindle.
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