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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1)
The Fellowship of the Ring - The Lord of the Rings, Part 1
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the ring he bore—the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345339706
ISBN-10: 0345339703
Publication Date: 8/12/1986
Pages: 458
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4.3 stars, based on 914 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is an excellent start to an excellent series. While Tolkien's writting tends to get a bit too wordy, it is well worth it. Tolkien creates a world that is so life like. It amazes me how much he put into Middle Earth. He created a whole history. It's easy to get lost in the world of Hobbits, Elves and Dwarves while reading this book.
vintagejoy avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 335 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I don't remember the first time I read "The Hobbit" and the series "The Lord of The Rings", but I do know I have re-read these books many times. If you are not aquainted with Middle Earth and the hobbits, you really should read this book. It is a wonderful fantasy filled with great characters, the good guys versus the bad guys. If you haven't read "The Hobbit", which occurs many years before this series takes place, and you can get your hands on it, I would recommend reading that first, as it sets up many of the events in the series. However if you can't, don't worry, there is enough explanation here to get you started. Highly recommended! P.S., if you have seen the movie versions of this series, it generally follows the same plot line with a few modifications of characters and of course, they can't put every detail in the movie version! The movies were great too!
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Helpful Score: 4
J.R.R. Tolkien is magnificent with his writing. A book worth reading over and over again.
pwp7669 avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
J. R. R. Tolkein's THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy --- of which this book is the first part --- is a chronicle of the great War of the Ring, which occurred in the Third Age of Middle-earth. If you've never read these three masterpieces, you've missed a wonderful reading experience. [A]
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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome! I loved it. I would reccomend this book to anyone over the age of 10.It is so good!!!!!! -Amanda
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reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 58 more book reviews
An excellent series, everybody should read the lord of the rings trilogy at LEAST once in their lifetime.
unholyblackdeath avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 57 more book reviews
What can I say about this book that has not already been said? It is a classic, plain and simple. Tolkien is the father of the modern fantasy tale.
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I own three copies of this book - way more than I need, but I just couldn't help myself! Anyone that was a true fan of the movie trilogy (or before that - a true geek) will love these books. I had never heard of them until I saw the movie, and then I had to have all three plus the Hobbit. I have to say that the Hobbit is by far the most fun to read, but a true word-lover will enjoy all of Tolkien's work. My advice: Try it out! If you just can't get through it then put it back on PBS, but you'll never know until you try!
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Much more to the book than what is in the film! I loved its riches!
grammyteach avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 192 more book reviews
this is a classic, but you must be a lover of fantasy to read "Tolkien"
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 18 more book reviews
If you have not read Tolkien, you must! He is one of the most descriptive writers I have ever come across. I remember him describing a hillside and being blown away by the words. A good versus evil novel that will leave you wanting more.
angelstar avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 88 more book reviews
If you want to find out what really happened in the book that didn't happen in the movie... read this. J.R.R. Tolkien is an exceptional writer and these stories... all three of them... AND the Hobbit are spellbinding and captivating.
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 244 more book reviews
a classic!
cyndij avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 875 more book reviews
This may be the last time I'll re-read this book. So many books, so little time, and I'm not getting any younger. I don't know how many times I've read it and I still love it. Such a mastery of language and description, Tolkien has made a complete world with all the complexities and myths in it. When reading this it is so easy to understand why such fandom has sprung up around it, and I've no doubt it will continue to inspire readers for years and years to come.
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 12 more book reviews
I absolutely love this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 20 more book reviews
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES. WONDERFUL READ.
violetfly avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on
A classic fantasy novel and a great companion to the movie.
redmarie avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 5 more book reviews
I had to laugh at the author's own words when he addressed critics that complained that the story moved slowly, as I have to agree with those critics. The first book plods along as it inundates the reader with numerous names, places, and histories of Middle Earth. Rarely if ever have I read accounts of a fantasy world that are so detailed. Slow or no, it has certainly earned its place as a great work of fiction, and I look forward to see what befalls our heros in the next installment of the series.
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This is the first part of The Lord of the Rings.
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Tolkien is a classic read.
reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 26 more book reviews
Read all the trilogy and The Hobbit-great books all!!!!!!!!
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Great--but of course it is! It's Tolkien!
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A great book, I enjoyed reading it.
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This is a wonderful book for thrill - seekers!
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The Original American Production. Fully Dramatized. 3 1/2 hours on 3 compact discs.

Cast: Ray Reinhardt, James Arrington, Pat Franklyn, Mac McCaddon, Lou Bliss, Bernard Mayes, Gail Chugg, Tom Luce, Bob Lewis, John Vickery, Erik Bauersfeld, Carl Hague
cmtdrt avatar reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) on + 46 more book reviews
The epitome of epic fantasy. Tolkien was a masterful world-builder. Even the appendices are not to be missed!
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The Fellowship of The Ring-first of three books that compromise the complete story-tells of the fateful power of the One Ring, and begins the magnificent tale of war and adventure which is continued in The Two Towers and reaches its mighty climax in The Return of The King.
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What an entertaining read! Not having read this book even though my daughters all did, I felt it was time that I, too, turned its pages. Bilbo Baggins celebrates his eleventy-fifth birthday and decides to go traveling. Before he leaves he gives up Ring of Power, bestowing it on his nephew and friend, Frodo. He had found the ring years before on a journey described in The Hobbit. However, strange, evil horsemen begin to appear and Frodo decides to follow Bilbo. As he and his friends travel they find their way impeded by several evil black horsemen, intent upon capturing the ring from Frodo. Tolkien takes the hobbits on a peril filled journey as they plan to destroy the ring whose power corrupts anyone who uses it. What a fantasy! Tolkien was as private as Bilbo and has said that he was this unique little man. Part of the fun of reading this novel was checking out background on the author and the novel in his authorized biography.

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