|By:||J. R. R. Tolkien|
|Published:||Sep 21st, 1937|
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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie.
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Loved it. It's so long ago that I read it, but being a lover of fantasy stories, this is a very satisfying read.
Oct 14th, 2019
Loved this so much more than the trilogy. I read this solo in my early 20s and then to my two sons .....the pre-k son preferred this to every other book I read...and he read it as soon as he learned to read. It's that good!
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Sep 1st, 2016
A enriching tale all kids must have read at least one time.
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Jun 18th, 2015
Althought it's a children's book it's quite difficult for some readers so keep that in mind. That being said, once they're at the right level they will love it.
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Dec 12th, 2014
I know so many people who love this story, but honestly, I just found it incredibly dry. It had an okay plot, but if you don't love it as much as you thought you should, you're not alone. Which is probably just that I expected too much.
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May 9th, 2014
An epic fantasy novel that is filled with fighting, freedom, emotion, and legends. A must-read.
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Feb 20th, 2014
A pleasant read. The movies and mythology do not do it justice.
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Nov 17th, 2013
Not bad. It was worth reading this before LoTR.
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Aug 20th, 2013
I read this expecting more.
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Jul 21st, 2013
One of the greatest fantasy novels ever written. Tolkien creates a magical land, fills it with mystical creatures, then leads you on a most amazing journey. Battles with orcs, encounters with elves, the discovery of a powerful ring, a great dragons treasure, culminating in a great battle for power, kingdom and freedom.
Jun 4th, 2013
The beginning of the greatest story ever created in the mind of a man. This story grabs you and leaves you wanting more and the more is delivered in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Mar 25th, 2013
I am a huge fan of this book. Although I have not read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I find that this particular novel can stand alone quite easily. We were asked to read it for 8th grade English, but by this time I had already read the novel once, and since I have read it another time just for fun. It is very engaging and a must-read for any fantasy fans out there.
Feb 3rd, 2013
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16th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
25th on The Big Read by BBC
19th on Books of the Century by Waterstone