This was incredibly fun and enjoyable! I finished Rob Inglis' unabridged reading, which I loved, but still wanted to linger in the world, so I tried this version out. It was fun and I fell in love with Bilbo and the dwarves all over again. I loved the little additions, the atmosphere, Bilbo's constant questions. Too fun! My only issue was the pronunciation of Thorin's name, it threw me off. But I loved it so much I can't deduct any stars. Great great great!
This is by far the best audio adaptation of The Hobbit I've ever heard. The narration is done (seemingly) by Professor Tolkien and Bilbo Baggins, and the background score is performed on Medieval/Renaissance era instruments. Recommended for fans of fantasy and Medieval fiction.
This is an awesome narration of the book. it's more like you're watching the movie rather than listening to a book.
I guess it's less likely to put me to sleep than others, and hearing 2 voices taking turns to narrate can be funny enough, but the way the names of Gandalf, Thorin, and Gollum left a lot to be desired.
I recommend this on the whole, though.
A different case who actually portrayed the characters instead of making every one sound like a mouse
J.R.R. Tolkien wouldn't have had to chance anything.
everyone sounded like a mouse who sucked the air out of a balloon or had a frog in their throat. Also half the time I couldn't understand what was being said because it sounded more like a noisy crowd.
Its the Hobbit. Unfortunately I ended up buying a physical copy and read it myself.
listen to a regularly narrated copy. not the dramatized.