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Review: The Hobbit

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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien Publication Date: July 12, 1986 Genres: Fantasy Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books ISBN10: 0345339681 ISBN13: 9780345339683 Recommend Twitter Email Print ShareThis Comment JRR Tolkien Biography Bibliography Birthday: January 3, 1892 Find a Book View all | By Author | By Genre | By Date More to Read Armageddon's Children by by Terry Brooks ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bookslesstravelled - LibraryThing

I thought it was well planned out and a really good book. I loved how the characters changed and grew as the story went on and how the story is laid out, slowly unveiling itself as it goes. Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

First reading: 1981. Second: 2022. It's impossible to over-estimate how influential Tolkien has been. LOTR is the magnum opus and Fellowship as I recall the best of the three. There is an awful lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - wishanem - LibraryThing

I learned to read partly by following along as my father read Tolkien’s books aloud to myself and my siblings. I can understand how one might prefer the heightened drama of the sequels, but the sense ... Read full review

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User Review  - SGTCat - LibraryThing

This was a pretty good adaptation. I kept imagining the scenes from the movie as I listened along. There were some differences from the movies, but I don't know if it was an innovation on the part of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

I read this book aloud (along with my wife) to my daughter for the first time. It's still a classic, imaginative adventure that I remember. Although there are some slow and boring parts when reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - payday1999 - LibraryThing

It's one of the oldest fantasy books I've read and It's writing style is interesting and kind of hard to read, but once you get through to the action parts of the books. It get easier to read. Tolkien created a world that is very detailed. Read full review

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User Review  - Narilka - LibraryThing

At this point it is impossible for me to keep track of how many times I've read this series. My parents gifted me a boxed set of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings for my 12th birthday. A couple ... Read full review

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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

I was massively disappointed by this book and don't see its mass appeal. Endless geographical descriptions and turgid satnav-like routes made the whole thing twice as long as it needed to be. Read full review

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User Review  - et.carole - LibraryThing

Fascinating, but not consistently so. Read full review

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