A perfect reading of Tolkien's masterpiece!
I would recommend this audiobook for any Tolkien fan! The narration is wonderful and in a very pleasant dialect, the pacing is great and nothing is omitted from the book. As an added bonus, the songs are sung, some with Tolkien's melodies, and some with melodies written for the audiobook.
The story in itself is wonderful, with fleshed out characters and a world carved out to the slightest detail. I haven't read the book, but considering this is unabridged, I reckon everything is as it should be. The voices for each characters fit nicely with how I would have imagined them.
All in all, this book is an absolute treasure, and if you prefer audiobooks over printed books, I would definitely recommend this one.
Great narration of a great story. Not much more to say, really. I listen to this every now and then. The films do not do the books (nor audiobooks) justice.
I enjoyed the narrator very much. The story itself has very interesting characters and moves along so well you hardly notice your time going by. It's very easy to get lost in this world.
You really do realize why these books are so long, after you hear the insane amount of songs. I do believe Tolkien at times wanted to be an artist, and not a writer because this is insane! The performance is great though, and over all the book is great!
25YO psychologist, interested in Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and History.
I really enjoyed listening to this audio. The narrator is talented and interprets the book very well. Tolkien of course is an artist and I can't wait to spend my next credit on the second part.
A great story narrated by a very good narrator. Having listened to that, I could hardly be impressed more... For what it's worth, I can't say that the movie itself was ever able to do anything like that to me.
I have loved The Lord of the Rings since I first read it in the 70s and have read it many times since. This narration by Rob Inglis really brings it to life and I have noticed things in the description of the story that I haven't noticed before in my own readings.