Great job with character's voices and setting the mood, but there was way too much detail left out for my liking. it didn't suck me in and create a world like the book.
This was my first audio book and I was completely blown away. It keeps all the details and extra goodness from the books while letting your imagination run wild as it comprehends. One is all it took for me to be an audiobook fan for life!
I first heard this production years ago when it first aired. I have since purchased it many times as new technologies are invented and old ones discarded. This particular one has been edited so that it just flows on without the original episodes. I don't know when that was done but it is very well done. As many times as I have listened to the version that is split up into episodes, I cannot tell where the original breaks occurred. And I certainly do not miss the frequent interruptions for theme music and credits that the old version had. This is far better.
Sticking to the original story. This bastardization of the book is appalling! Truly horrible, such dramatic license should not be allowed. Its quite easy to see how stories can change when re-written and lose the details that spur imagination. No offense to the voice actors but the re-write is offensive to my senses! Will not recommend this to any nor admit I took the time to listen to such dribble!
If J.R.R. Tolkien were alive yes. But Only the unabridged versions!
Not difficult when voices are different.
I would STICK TO THE ORIGINAL BOOKS!!!!
New to Audible books but if this is an indication of re-writes won't be downloading anything but the unabridged versions !!!!
I've read the triligy several times and love the unabridged work, however this dramatised version has very good voices and pace. I don't care for the singing, but I tend to fast forward through that and it's just part of the story.
This book was alright but now I understand don't get a drantized book. They don't describle any thing. They just read the speaking parts of the book.
I wanted the unabridged version of this book, and didn't realize this wasn't it. Since I purchased it as one of my first "free" books, I can't exchange it.
The original book is fantastic...I wanted the whole book, not just parts.
The voice actors were good at expressing what the characters were supposed to be feeling.