It was pretty good, but some parts felt either over-acted or under-acted, voices didn't fit, like the actor playing Elrond. Who would have known the half elf was a crotchety old hill billy who only read his lines off a teleprompter right there in the first take. also a LOT of elf male parts were performed by women. Meh.
Very well done and entertaining dramatization of this beloved story. Never read the book so this is my first exposure to the story, but it was quite good. If you are looking for a "short" listen, I would recommend it!
One caution: keep some tissues nearby as you may tear up toward the end (I did!).
I actually got 'helpful' votes?
The story has been edited badly which makes it downright dull.
The "dramatization" really leaves something to be desired. Sadly it is also on the dull side.
The killer is the incidental music. It made it all worse.
There is another dramatization of this on Audible, go for that one instead.
I listened to this on tape when I was a boy and am so happy to have it on audible.
It's abridged, obviously, but touches on the major plot points of The Hobbit.
As an adult, I'm more aware of the actors being reused for different voices, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
For my money, the Gollum in this recording is the definitive rendition.