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Publisher's Summary

Inspired by The Hobbit and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that J.R.R. 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 the 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 into life. Rob Inglis' narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.
©1983 Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R.Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R.Tolkien (P)1990 Recorded Books
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By L. N. on 10-10-12

At last - The Definitive Recording!

There are a number of Lord of the Rings recordings out there, including a superb dramatization by the BBC. But there is only ONE set of unabridged recordings of the trilogy -- from Recorded Books and read by Rob Inglis. For many years, I've treasured the set of these recordings I have on compact disc. But never before now have I been able to find them for audio download -- until now!!! Words cannot express how thrilled I am to listen to the Lord of the Rings on my iPod (and on my Kindle too!) Audible members who have never yet heard the saga read in its entirety, you are in for a very special treat indeed! In a whole new way will you enjoy the story you've read years ago and have seen transformed into the motion pictures. It'll be almost as if you're experiencing the story for the very first time.

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By Jodie on 02-11-13

Not enjoying the narrator

What did you love best about The Fellowship of the Ring?

I love this story for it's timelessness, and I love seeing how other stories across the decades have been inspired by it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rob Inglis’s performances?

No. While I felt he was a good fit for the story, I still found him incredibly boring.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, much like the Fellowships journey, I wanted it to go on and just savor it.

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31 of 33 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 06-01-17

A classic story wonderfully told

This may be my favourite book, and the narrator is wonderful, even though some of his choices are not as I would have read them, but it's only a minor nitpick. If you've only​ ever seen the movie, do yourself a favour and pick up this audiobook now.

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