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The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien Author · Anthony Jackson Narrator

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Dwarves, elves, goblins, trolls, dragons and wizards - these are the ingredients of J.R.R. Tolkien's wonderful fantasy, the prelude to The Lord of The Rings, now the subject of a major feature film series. The hero of the tale is Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious hobbit who is suddenly thrust into what turns out to be the biggest adventure of his life. Guided by Gandalf the wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves set out to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious dragon who guards a treasure hoard. Their journey contains many dangers, and in facing them the reluctant Bilbo's great resourcefulness and courage surprises everyone - not least himself! Since it was first broadcast in 1968, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has become a classic in its own right, perfectly evoking Tolkien's magical other world and its enchanting, fantastic inhabitants.

Publication Details

Publisher:
BBC Audio
Imprint:
BBC Digital Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2007
Available in:
United States, Singapore, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, Malaysia, South Africa, Taiwan, Egypt, Finland, Turkey, India, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Bermuda, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, South Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, China, Colombia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Russian Federation

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 102.3 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 102.3 MB

J.R.R. Tolkien (Author)

J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. From 1925-1959 he was an Oxford Professor, first of Anglo Saxon and then of English Language and Literature, but is best known as the author of the fantasy classic The Lord of the Ri...

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Creators

Author :
J.R.R. Tolkien
Narrator :
Anthony Jackson
Narrator :
Paul Daneman
Narrator :
Heron Carvic
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