The Fellowship of the Ring

Written by:
J.R.R. Tolkien
Narrated by:
Rob Inglis
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Ratings
Book
1879
Narrator
50
Release Date
September 2012
Duration
19 hours 11 minutes
Summary
Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that Tolkien created to provide “the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues.” From these academic aspirations was born one of the most popular and imaginative works in English literature.

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between powers of good and evil.

In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe—hobbits, elves, and wizards—step colorfully forth from the pages. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.
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Monica A

Wonderful! Rob Inglis captures the beauty of the narrative of this classic work of fiction.

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Jeff L.

Loved it all over again

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Emily M.

Narrator does an amazing job!! (Though I could do without the singing) This series, is the series I listen to most often while falling asleep... he has a calming voice until he sings lol!! But all in all very well done! One of my fave series’ on movie form and audiobook form! (Could never get into the books myself but having them read to me is PERFECT)

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Brandon Wickersham

Great book, great narration. love this book

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Kyle H.

My favorite fictional book. Narrator was great.

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George Carroll

I found the book a delight to hear it kept me well entertained

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Mikelo1967

the classic we all remember perfectly read

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Laura C.

I love this book and have read it many times. I really enjoyed the reading of this version... but have to say that I prefer the versions read by Andy Serkin. He was the voice of Gollum in the movies and he is a great storyteller. Overall, there is no way to go wrong with Tolkien!

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Sathena

Loved it the book just came to life!

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Mary G.

This narrator was able to capture the essence of the story! I loved it!

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Charles S.

My first journey into fantasy novels as a kid, and still one of the best. Tolkien has that rare gift of immersing his readers into his world and leaving them wanting more. I never tire of this series and listen to it once or twice a year.

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Donald S.

First audio book and it was an awesome experience

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Kathleen B.

Narrator makes a classic even classic-er.

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Anonymous

The narrator’s not so bad

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Janet R.

The narrator is wonderful

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Jonathan M.

Tolkien’s world is incredibly imaginative. He can skimp on some details, particularly in battles but for those who are drawn to linguistics this is sure to please. The creation of a foreign language is quite a feat. I wish they had done a little more with the songs. They become a bit monotonous as the story progresses, often melding into the same melodic drone. I’ve read the trilogy several times and the fellowship is by far my favorite of the three. Always a good choice when I can’t decide what to listen to next or I’m waiting for my next credit to use!

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VAAGrams

Fantastic book and narration

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Beverly M.

my favorite !

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Anonymous

I like the book. Not the narrator.

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Andrea Marello

Love this book! And the narrator does a great job with the character voices. Just as much fun to listen to as it was to read!

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Kiona V.

Captivating story that will be relevant for generations to come. It never gets old no matter how many time it is read. The narrator is a perfect fit for this series. His voice is soothing and he reads very smoothly. A pleasant experience.

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Edward S.

I love this story

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Joshua S.

Always a fascinating read, the narrator has a great talking and singing voice! Truly a prominent tale in the history of fantasy.

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Ben P

This was pretty awful. I realize it is a classic piece of literature. However, after seeing the movie, this is written in a way that's more like Wizard of Oz. All of the characters are watered down and childlike. It's more like a complicated children's book then than epic sweeping fantasy. The narrator singing was probably the worst part.

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Michael B

I have to agree with the other posters. There are too many songs and they're too long. Happily, they can be skipped. Also, it feels as if the author is reading to his kid.

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John R

over hyped too many songs. I'm not impressed by the story structure or premise.

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Theresa Shallenberger

Excellent voice narrative and character representations. Enjoy listening while driving and leisurely time at home.

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auston Ricks

So amazing for driving or working out, the narrator does a fantastic job and who doesn't love Tolkien!

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Delina Porter

The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it's overly descriptive and the chapters are too long. Other than that it's a good story.

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Lindsy Dwyer

Wonderful! Great narration! They've done a fantastic job of bringing this classic to a new media platform and it was just as enjoyable as ever!

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phillip thompson

Love the voice. He is exceptional. He made the story come to life.

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John Heaps

Well worth it!

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Jon Rice

Great Book and Narrator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jennifer Swem

Very interesting great for listening to when running because you always want to know want happens next So you keep running.

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Lynne Fort

This is a masterpiece o audio and is also sort of like having your grandfather read you your favorite story while you're wrapped up in a blanket. It's Lord of the Rings beautifully read, what else can I say?

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Sarah Smith

Wonderful narration. I could listen to his voice all day.

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Anthony Bruton

Narrator was the best, classic book, I can't wait to listen to the next in the series

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Andy Sherrill

Great book. Fabulous narrator. You cannot go wrong with it.

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Brent Smith

Amazing!! This is the one of the best pieces of literature ever written brought to life by a truly gifted voice actor and narrator. Can't wait to listen to the next!!

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Erick Holmgren

the best story ever written ever read or listened too from the time I was just a kid till now still best story ever

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Michael Kulisek

Great read.

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Kathryn Grant

Rob Inglis is extremely talented. He has a voice for every character and even sings the songs in each person's voice! His rendition is imaginative and has a wonderful felicity of expression. i listened intently and with delight. Listening to this beloved series, which I have read many times, becomes fresh and new with voice of Rob Inglis.

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Elizabeth Bosque

LOTR. It's awesome. Just read it. True classic. Absolutely loved the entire series!

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shayla dunnavant

The book is a classic. I won't go over that here. It is a very good quality audiobook and the narrator is excellent. The only real problem I have is that there are many "songs" in the book and the narrator sings them and it is just a little annoying. I guess that's not really a problem with the narrator since he's just reading the book.

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