Review: The Fellowship of the Ring

Posted January 30, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Fellowship of the RingThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Series: The Lord of the Rings #1
Publisher: Mariner Books ((originally) 1954)
eBook, Audiobook
{19 hours and 11 minutes} (398 pages)
Via: Library
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015


The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in
The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

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I cannot believe I have never read this book before. Sure, it is a long book, but that should not be my excuse. It was great!

I read the first part of this book and then switched to the audiobook version via Kindle Unlimited for the middle to end. I liked listening to the audiobook because then I could be doing something else at the same time (like getting everything packed for school or cooking dinner). However, with the audio I would sometimes get a little lost and not be sure who was speaking. That is probably because I wasn’t focusing as much as I should have been. My bad.

Anyway, great book. I am debating starting the second book now. I might wait until this summer but maybe I’ll get to it sooner.

Which Reading Challenges?

  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
  • Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (F)


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2 responses to “Review: The Fellowship of the Ring

    • I have The Two Towers on audiobook. I’m not sure when I’ll start it since I seem to wait until road trips to begin audiobooks. Then again, road trips out here can be the two hour drive to the city.
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