The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien is the first volume in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The audiobook was first published in 1954. The story begins in a fictitious location called the middle earth. Bilbo Baggins wishes to retire and on his 111th birthday he gives away everything including a ring which he found during his travel to his nephew Frodo Baggins. Soon Frodo realizes the ring has become a burden for him. The wizard Gandalf discovers that the ring was forged by the dark lord Sauron and it has his evil powers.
Sauron has risen to his powers again in his stronghold in Mordor. Sauron has plans to rule the middle earth. However, he lacks the ring which will help him accomplish his plans. The dark lord, Sauron becomes desperate to find the ring and he sends cursed black riders to find the ring in the shire from Baggins. Gandalf returns back, to tell the truth of the ring to Frodo. He shares the power of the ring with Frodo and how it can influence the bearer and those near him if it is worn for long. Frodo is left with the immense responsibility of leaving the Shire with his companions and to reach elf-haven Rivendell where the fate of the ring and what needs to be done to it can be decided. Frodo’s journey and the different obstacles he faces form the remainder of the story.
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The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien received rave reviews by the critics. It is considered one of the best fantasy books of all time. It is a grand and epic tale of friendship, love, and sacrifice. The author’s description of the middle earth- a fictitious location is magnificent and makes it come alive. The characters have been elaborated and detailed which makes them feel like real life characters to the readers. Each of the characters has different qualities and the author takes the readers on a journey through the magical middle earth with these characters in a way that that the journey comes alive. The author highlights the bond and companionship between the characters and the human spirit and instinct to support the right cause despite the forces of evil opposing them. The audiobook is a timeless classic and an epic to read for all age groups.