I should have read more closely. This isn't a dramatized reading of the book, it's a radio play production, featuring a handful of voices (some of whom couldn't be bothered to stand near the mic) that was physically painful to endure.
I'm clearly stating only my own opinion, but I hated this. I couldn't understand much of what was said, I couldn't follow the story, I couldn't even finish. Probably the worst audiobook I've ever heard.
I love the story. I have read and listened to and watched other versions and I never seem to get tired of the story.
This version was simply lacking. I didn't care for the voices and general presentation. I much prefer the unabridged reading over this dramatization version.
Nothing. This version is terrible.
It's not the story. This is the worst version I've overheard! Save your money!
The performance was a combination of Southern Drawl..Disney's Goofy...The Chipmunks....English Gentleman....terrible.
Very disappointed :(
I did not like the way some of the characters were portrayed by the narrator
saddness because I loved reading the books years ago and this was not what was expected
more consideration needs to be given to who is chosen to narrate
Research Technologist with deep interests in Host Cell - Pathogen Interactions & Cancer Research. I enjoy and mostly listen to Non-Fiction audiobooks on Medicine/Science, War and History. I also like to Game when I'm not in the lab.
It's a nice story but really didn't enjoy it as I expected. Narration wasn't bad though.
no, too much going on. a single narrator would be better.
the story itself.
I would only recommend this for someone who has not actually read the full book. I am sure that they did the best they could but as always with abridged and dramatized versions a lot of what you are looking forward to hearing is not there. It is the best for what it is and is a great way to introduce this story to new audiences.
This story was absolutely enjoyable. It's dramatized, so it's not just a person talking to you for hours; there are different voice actors for all the different characters. They all did a wonderful job. There were actually parts that I realized all my muscles were tense from the suspense!
The voice actors make the story extremely entertaining and make it seem so real. You don't want to stop listening when they're in so much danger!
The scene where Gollum realized that Bilbo Baggins has stolen his "birthday present".... He goes absolutely insane!
It was a very entertaining story.
I have always loved the hobbit growing up. I saw it on Audible and knew i had to have it. It was nice to have multiple voices for the characters. It was nice to have music and signing interspersed with the reading. It was nice to have sound effects. However, it was distracting and hard to understand the words. Sometimes the speakers were loud, and i had to turn the volume down, other times, it was too soft, and i had to go back and turn it louder. I was amazed at how fast I finished this audible book. I wanted more.
I LOVE this story.
However, the "dramatized" part of this audiobook gets difficult to understand at some points. I think my imagination does the best job of "hearing" the sounds and creating the characters. When they put on a goofy voice and add some mood music and sound effects behind it, I get sort of distracted and slightly annoyed. But if that doesn't bother you this is a GREAT recording. Give it a test run.
I'll probably wait till they have all the undramatized versions out before I finish the series. Or I'll do it the old fashion way with a good ole paperback!