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Publisher Description

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.


‘An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent, in a region where everything is invented, forest, moor, river, wilderness, town and the races which inhabit them.’
The Observer

‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’
Sunday Telegraph

About the author

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rob Inglis
hr min
October 17

Customer Reviews

fourdunbars ,

ontario to BC

Bought this audiobook for a cross country uhaul trip: thunder bay to northern BC: the book finished 2hours before my destination. The story and the narrator are excellent. My nine year old was equally impressed.

Webster11234 ,

Love it

I listen to the whole series at least one a year usually followed by watching the movies

BrandonShane84 ,

A joy ride

Absolutely amazing I wish I would have took the time to listen to this audio book a lot sooner. Simply a masterpiece.

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