THE HOBBIT Comes to Sparkling Life in BBC Radio's Full-Cast Drama Presented by AudioGO

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Don’t Wait for THE HOBBIT to Hit Theaters! Follow Bilbo on His Epic Journey Today in This Classic Audiobook, Available on CD or Via Digital Download

The Hobbit
THE HOBBIT has all the ingredients of epic fantasy and adventure...

Before Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated film adaptation, Bilbo’s famous adventure was brilliantly brought to life in this full-cast BBC Radio production, available now on CD and via digital download. THE HOBBIT, Tolkien’s prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, has all the ingredients of epic fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a sensational climax. This dramatization became an instant classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and it continues to delight listeners today.

Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon—and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he’s not entirely thrilled.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. A Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously THE HOBBIT (1937) and THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

The Hobbit:
5 CDs: 978-1-62064-113-2 • $19.95
Download: 978-1-4056-2942-3 • $14.95

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