- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 8 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: October 9, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0099SNV7I
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The Hobbit Audiobook – Unabridged
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For those who care about such things, the printing is based on the 2004 corrected text, with even further corrections. There are updated introductions/forwards by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, authors of the authoritative "LOTR Readers Companion," as well as by Douglas A. Anderson, who provides a detailed publication history of the Lord of the Rings. The full appendices are included.
Two-page red and black maps of Middle Earth and of Gondor/Rohan/Mordor adorn the front and back covers, with a map of the Shire before the first chapter. Also present are other essentials such as the Doors of Moria and the Tomb of Balin. The only drawback is that the facsimile pages of the Book of Mazarbul was not included, which I found to be surprising and a bit disappointing Also, the ring inscription and the Gandalf "rune" are printed in black rather than silver and red. Probably the main issue is the clear plastic slipcover, which is barely bigger than the book itself, and it is difficult to slip the book back inside it after taking it out. You are more likely to scuff the corners of the book. That being said, these are far from dealbreakers, and the joy to be received from owning this edition far outweighs these issues.
Perhaps it is the fact that the story is deceptively complex. Aided by a wizard Gandalf the dwarvish king Thorin Oakenshield seeks to drive a dragon out of his ancestral home. He and his companions hire a burglar, to help. The chosen burgler, Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, a diminutive creature half the size of a human who knows a lot more about comfort, rest and good food than burgling. They set out on a journey, beset by trolls, goblins and bad weather, but aided by luck, elves, eagles and a shape shifter who can turn into a bear. Along the way Bilbo burgles, among other things, a magic ring which will turn him invisible.
There is friendship, betrayal, excitement, battle, all the makings of a great story... there is even a real thief.
This Amazon copy is about the tenth one I've bought. There seems to be an osmosis effect going on so that whenever I get a copy it ends up going home with one of my relatives or house guests. I have a sister who is related by marriage to Lobelia Sackville-Baggins (I know its hard to believe since she is so tall and wide, but it it), who's been banned from my house for nearly a decade. So I don't know who keeps borrowing copies.
The box the tapes come in is so awesome. It’s wooden and has the words carved into it. The lid does not slide off like you would think, it’s just a loose top that has a ridge to fit into the box so that it stays in place. The tapes themselves were good too.
That being said, I had to return it and pay for shipping which sucked. (It was 12$) but it was my own fault for not realizing this is the abridged version of the books (a dramatization) and not an audiobook of the actual books word for word. I was hoping for an unabridged but I didn’t read the description well enough.
The voices are terrible. Frodo sounds awful, the side characters are over dramatized and have goofy voices. If I had another person in the car with me I would be too embarrassed to listen to it. What it reminds me of is a bunch of bad thespians trying to get the spotlight and see who can do the best made-up accents.
Just bad. So cringey.
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Amazon has a free version for prime members. Ended up paying thirty for this on my kindle. Very disappointing.
Idk why just rated this book a five, just trust me about that - I need more words so I