After seeing all the LOTR films I was interested in reading the books but as I don't have much time and I'm not big on reading so I was thinking about getting the audio books on CD. I did get this set (Tolkien Gift Set) for Christmas but found out it wasn't the full (unabridged) reading. After doing research on the audiobooks I found that the unabridged readings are available but at a much higher cost. I really just wanted input on this gift set and if it is any good. I checked Amazon for reviews of this set but there weren't any (I guess this set is fairly new?). It seems like a pretty cool set and includes the Hobbit as well as the Rings trilogy. Also a Map of Middle Earth and some cool packaging. I also heard it has sound effects but have not yet listened to the set as I may want to exchange it for the unabridged version. If anyone has listened to this set I would appreciate your feedback. It is called "J.R.R Tolkien Gift Set" and is presented by BBC Radio and I guess is a production of Random House Audio. It is 17 discs in all. 5 discs for the Hobbit and 4 for each of the trilogy.