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.
The success of the audiobooks The Hobbit (Dramatized), The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized) and The Children of Hurin, has helped J.R.R. Tolkien become one of our most favored Classics authors by AudiobookStore.com customers. With 17 audiobooks to choose from, including his most-recent title, Hobbitten (The Hobbit), customers will enjoy over 111 hours of audio from Tolkien. Though the Abridged version of The Hobbit (Dramatized), read by the popular narrator An Ensemble Cast, is his bestselling audiobook in our inventory, The Hobbit (Dramatized) was added to our database in 2007, making it the oldest audiobook available in the collection of titles from Tolkien. Each Classics book that J.R.R. Tolkien has written has helped contribute to his success. For a complete listing of audio books from Tolkien, please visit his author page here: J.R.R. Tolkien audiobooks.