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The Hobbit

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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Length is eleven Hours and five minutes
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Published July 6th 2009 by Recorded Books
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Jean
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I have read Tolkien. This is the story of Bibo Baggies, a hobbit, and his adventures with Wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves.

This is all new to me. I had not read any of his books or seen the movies. I had heard of “The Lord of the Rings” but did not know what it was about. This type of book is difficult to review. Tolkien had a magnificent imagination. I am looking forward to reading more of Tolkien.

I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. It is eleven
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Charlotte
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
An easier read than the Lord of the Rings, but a very long and rambling story.
Henry
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Hobbit
BY: Henry Gardner

J.R.R. Tolkien is the fantastical creator of middle earth in three sensational books. Chronologically he wrote almost backward. He first wrote The Hobbit (in three parts) the Lord of the Rings (originally in six books but now are most commonly sold in three parts [ the Fellowship of the Ring, The two towers and the return of the king]) And the Silmarillion. For those of you who do not know, there were The Silmarillion tells the story of the first war of the ring and
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Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
‘The Hobbit’ is a book that counts 300 pages and it tells a story of a hobbit, called Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo goes on an adventure with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarfs (Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Kili, Fili and Thorin). Thorin Oakenshield is the leader of the dwarfs.
The purpose of the adventure is to steal a treasure back from a dragon called Smaug. Smaug used to chase them away from their old village and has taken their most precious possession. During
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Shelves: fantasy, reread
Reread yet again, anytime I struggle in finding something to read I find my self rereading great stories.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English
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“Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway” 1 likes
“It had a perfectly round door like a porthole,
painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a
tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats — the hobbit was fond of visitors. The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight into the side of the hill — The Hill, as all the people for many miles round called it — and many little round doors opened out of it, first on one side and then on another. No going upstairs for the hobbit: bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries (lots of
these), wardrobes (he had whole rooms
devoted to clothes), kitchens, dining-rooms, all were on the same floor, and indeed on the
same passage. The best rooms were all on the left-hand side (going in), for these were the only ones to have windows, deep-set round windows looking over his garden, and
meadows beyond, sloping down to the river.”
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