I cannot tell you how many times I have read this book. While Tolkien is not my favorite writer by any means, this is my favorite novel of all times. I believe that Tolkien's talent lies in character, relationship and world building and that's what makes books go from GOOD to GREAT to AWESOME. I really adore the characters in this book and Bilbo will always have a place in my heart. I 100% recommend picking up the audiobook as well. My favorite thing to do after a hard week is to put on the audio book and bake bread while I delve into words I've practically memorized. The audible audio book has little to no frills and the narrator does a phenomenal job at keeping to the heart of the series. You can tell who the different characters are by the subtle changes in his voice, yet he's not so drastically different that it's disorienting.
There's really not much I can say here that hasn't already been said. The Kindle Version is JUST like the old tattered paper back I have in my bookshelf (I actually purchased the deluxe set to replace said tattered copy). I'm really glad I have this as apart of my kindle library! It definitely held up to the paper back and kept the magic of Tolkien with little to no changes in the editing.