Famous English writer, poet and University professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3 1892 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State and died on September 2, 1973 in Bournemouth, England. He is known to the majority of the world readers as the “father” of the contemporary fantasy. Such his books like The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion are considered the classics of the genre and even if you are not fantasy fan, you have heard about one of these books for sure. The Lord of the Rings was successfully screened not long time ago. You can download this audiobook by J.R.R. Tolkien in mp3 from our site. According to the Times magazine, he is the sixth in the list of the 50 greatest British writers. For his outstanding contribution to the letters, he was appointed with Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972.