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The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings, Part 1: Discover Middle-earth in the Bestselling Classic Fantasy Novels before you watch 2022's Epic New Rings of Power Series: Book 1

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And if you end up falling in love with the story, I throughly recommend Rob Inglis and his work for your second listening to these tales. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. The Hobbits take an evasive shortcut to Bucklebury Ferry, where they meet their friend Merry Brandybuck. VII - In the House of Tom Bombadil - Tom knows much about the hobbits, and even tries on the Ring, yet it does not have any effect on him - it doesn't even make him invisible. His 'coming of age') At the birthday party, Bilbo disappears after his speech, to the surprise of all.

First pages , First Lines with Doctor Bookworm , First Lines , Lord of the Rings , The Fellowship of the Ring , The Hobbit , J. I think i'll find it difficult to go back to listening to the original audiobooks after hearing Andy's energy and enthusiasm. These Nine Walkers, the Fellowship of the Ring, were chosen to represent the free races of Middle-earth and as a balance to the Nine Riders. T 3] Tolkien abandoned The Lord of the Rings during most of 1943 and only restarted it in April 1944, [11] as a serial for his son Christopher Tolkien, who was sent chapters as they were written while he was serving in South Africa with the Royal Air Force. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas track the hobbits to Fangorn, where they meet Gandalf: he explains that he killed the Balrog; he too was killed in the fight, but was sent back to Middle-earth.It has inspired many derivative works, including paintings, music, films, television, video games, and board games. Tolkien drew on a wide array of influences including language, [T 6] Christianity, [T 7] mythology and Germanic heroic legend including the Norse Völsunga saga, [22] archaeology, especially at the Temple of Nodens, [23] ancient and modern literature, like Finnish 19th-century epic poetry The Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot, [24] and personal experience. The Council of Elrond", the second chapter of Book 2, is the longest chapter in that book at some 15,000 words, and critical for explaining the power and threat of the Ring, for introducing the final members of the Fellowship of the Ring, and for defining the planned quest to destroy it. Eventually, they meet the Elf Glorfindel from Rivendell, who allows Frodo to take his white horse Asfaloth to escape the Ringwraiths on their way to Rivendell.

The first book sets the stage for the adventure and follows Frodo Baggins as he flees from his home in the Shire to escape the minions of the Dark Lord Sauron. VIII - Fog on the Barrow-downs - Traveling through the Barrow-downs, the hobbits are imprisoned by Barrow-wights, where they are rescued again by Tom Bombadil.Before the decision to publish The Lord of the Rings in three volumes was made, Tolkien had hoped to publish the novel in one volume, possibly also combined with The Silmarillion. Some years later, Gandalf reveals to Frodo that the ring is in fact the One Ring, forged by Sauron the Dark Lord thousands of years before to enable him to dominate and enslave all of Middle-earth. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. As Frodo falls dangerously under the sway of the ring’s dark magic during the hazardous journey through Mordor, Aragorn and his forces stage a last stand at the Black Gate of Mordor, and Frodo makes a seismic sacrifice to destroy the ring once and for all. He anthologized his findings into The History of Middle-earth, a downright massive twelve-volume series containing Tolkien’s vast droves of auxiliary lore, from stories to poems to song cycles.

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