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The Hobbit Audiobook

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Review #1

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Wow, this was amazing! I liked The Hobbit more than Lord of the Rings, because The Hobbit had a much more reasonable amount of setting description, imo. The setting descriptions were still fantastic and impressive in The Hobbit. I especially enjoyed the word paintings of the Misty Mountains goblin tunnels and the scary Mirkwood.

The character development of Bilbo was pretty good. He really grows as a person, and from reading his internal monologues, I find it easier to connect with and understand him, which I couldn’t do as well in the movies, since we don’t get a direct look into Bilbo’s mind on the silver screen. Thorin Oakenshield seems different in the book; he was overall politer and more considerate than the Thorin in the movies.

Yes, I already know that Tauriel and Legolas are not in the book, and that Tauriel is purely a movie character. But the addition of Tauriel is one of the rare instances where I appreciate the director/ scriptwriter’s artistic liberty. There was also not a single named female character in the book!

Review #2

The Hobbit series The Lord of the Rings

Some may wonder if J.R.R. Tolkien’s story, The Hobbit will still be worth reading now that the movie adaptation by Peter Jackson is complete. Others may want to know if its worth sticking this book within their reading list when compared to all the other great fantasy writers out there like R.A. Salvatore, William King, J.K. Rowling, or George R.R. Martin. I believe the answer is a humongous YES, but I will break this tale down and give out what I view are the pros and cons to delving into this novel; as well as occasionally comparing and contrasting the novel to the movie.
Characters: While Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf are well rounded characters, I personally feel that the dwarves are mostly lacking in individuality and personality. Balin, Dwalin, Oin, Gloin, Dori, Nori, Ori, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Fili, Kili, and Thorin Oakenshield feel like nothing more than foggy sketches to me. While the film has given the dwarves the necessary traits to make them stand out amongst each other, such as Bofur’s stiff hat and Oin’s ear trumpet, the book leaves out pretty much anything that would make the dwarves stand out from one another. An example:
“`Kili at your service!’ said the one. `And Fili!’ added the other; and they both swept off their blue hoods and bowed” (10).
And that is pretty much it. We now know that Kili and Fili have blue hoods, and now the reader is left to add their own ideas to try and distinguish the dwarves from each other. While later on the dwarves do do things to separate themselves from each other, the issue never really goes away because by the time the dwarves do start to try and stand out from each other, they are pretty much all one dwarf already. I even tried to get around this issue (I knew before I reread this book that I had an issue with this in prior readings) I tried to use my Kindle to keep notes on who each of them were, but that eventually involved too many back and fourths which was beginning to ruin the story. Not only are the dwarves lacking, but they are fired at the reader so rapidly that their introductions into the tale feel like a tidal wave of characters, drowning the reader in quickly arriving dwarves. Maybe Tolkien did this overload on purpose to cause the reader to feel closer to Bilbo, for he receives the guests pretty much the same way as the reader does–character overload.
Other characters in the story are given much more description and stand out much better than the dwarves do, such as Gollum:
“Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum–as dark as darkness, except for two big round eyes in this thin face” (63).
See, to me that sounds terrifying, and gives the mental eye much more to look at than just blue hoods. A huge flaw when connected to the dwarves, the characters that should be standing out, but luckily, the rest of the characters in the book feel and act alive. One would think though that a book about thirteen dwarves and a hobbit would have the dwarves actually feel solid, and not, background fluff.

Setting: Here we see one of the strong points for Tolkien, and that is Setting. Middle Earth feels alive within these pages, and maybe sometimes too alive. Not only does Tolkien write strong locations, but he really beats the reader over the head with it. I have read so many descriptions of trees that I may actually now be sick of them. In the epic Lord of the Rings this over description of setting is a bad thing, but while I originally hated it in The Hobbit as well, I have found that it is not as bad as I remembered it being here.
“…leading into a gloomy tunnel made by two great trees that leant together, too old and strangled with ive and hung with lichen to bear more than a few blackened leaves” Tolkien writes about the entrance to Mirkwood (121). Descriptions like that really bring the reader into the story. If Tolkien had applied that same in depth writing to the dwarves, this would have been a five star tale instead of the four stars I am going to give it.

Plot: In the interest of trying to keep my review spoiler free, I’m going to be a bit vague. Regardless, the story is excellent. The reader will meet disgusting creatures, horrific monsters, and travel to far away lands. The beginning is a little slow because the narrator has to establish his voice and explain what Hobbits are, but once the story gets going it is a real page burner. The climatic ending is a little lackluster though, for the event that the whole plot builds to is rushed through in a few paragraphs, and an epic scene that probably could have taken up a few chapters is condensed into one, once again, here and gone in a blink of a few pages.

For those of you who have read the book and are going off to see the film, you will find many scenes and characters that do not appear in the book, or if they are mentioned in the book its like a sentence. For example, my favorite character in the movies, Azog, takes up one whole sentence in the book. I personally hated all the extra stuff that appeared in the movies at first, and honestly I refused to watch the films until recently just because I did not agree on The Hobbit being split into three, three hour films because to me it is just milking the series. After watching them a few times though, I have fallen in love with the movies as well, for other reasons. Each format has its strengths and weaknesses, but I honestly I have to go with the movies being slightly better than the book now, which is shocking because I rarely choose movies over books.

Anyway, I give this novel four beheaded goblins out of five. It is a great read, but it is held back by the fact that the dwarves appear to be an after thought in the book, and the epic ending felt like a “blink and it is over” scenario.

Review #3

Audiobook The Hobbit by j. R. R. Tolkien

I was read this story as a child, and have read it many times since. Now I have read it to my daughter during our bedtime father-daughter routine. We absolutely love this story!

The Hobbit is a wondrous tale of adventure and heroism set in the fantasy realm of middle-earth. Bilbo Baggins, an unambitious Hobbit is unwillingly recruited as a burglar by a party of dwarves and sent on a most extraordinary adventure. Coming head to head against trolls, goblins, wolves and the mighty dragon Smaug, Bilbo faces his worst fears, makes some unlikely allies, travels further than ever before and is changed, forever.

Having watched the three Hobbit films a few years back, and having only a vague recollection of their events, I was unsure what to expect when I started this book, needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love reading classical literature that has this beautiful old-timey English and the Hobbit was no exception, the wonder and pureness of it never fails to transport me into days gone by.

Bilbo is a funny, likeable character who’s thoughts actions and conversations are so wonderfully innocent that I immediately fell in love with him. His character evolution throughout the book made reading this a true delight. My only complaint is that I didn’t read this sooner.

It really isn’t difficult to see why this book became a classic and I honestly believe that regardless of your age, knowledge of middle-earth or affinity for the fantasy genre, there’s something that everyone can take away from reading this.

Review #4

Audio The Hobbit narrated by Martin Shaw

This product was exactly as advertised and the seller included a thoughtful note with the item. Package arrived earlier than expected and was well packaged to preserve the books condition . Would definitely buy from them again!

Review #5

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I searched awhile to find an in-print illustrated color edition (hard cover) with high quality paper and I’m happy I found this for reading to my kids. Feels like it could take some abuse and still last for decades or longer.

I’d especially recommend this edition if you’re giving the Hobbit as a gift to a child under 10 years. The book jacket is high quality with a gorgeous illustration of Smaug and the pictures will help supplement the child’s understanding of the text (which is a little challenging in places where phrases are used that are now outdated or are rather specific to British culture).

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