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.
The comprehensive world created by JRR Tolkien
Gandalf's humour, especially in relation to hobbits.
The songs, they left me completely cold when I first (and second, and third) read this. He gave life to the songs and the snippets of other languages, really bringing the world into focus.
I couldn't help but smile at much of Sam's character, what he says, how he thinks, what he does. I was also surprised at several points, not having read the book for so long that things like the hobbit's knowledge of the ring took me by surprise.
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
The most enjoyable part of listening to this book is Rob Ingliss' excellent narration and character performances. He should not have sung the songs though.
When the Hobbits meet Tom Bombadil and Goldberry. This is a wonderfully moment filled with J.R.R. Tolkien 's humour and Bombadil' s merry laughter.
Just this, The Lord of the Rings is just one of the greatest stories ever told. Rob Ingliss' performance was excellent although it may not do Tolkien 's masterpiece justice. Then again who could have? Still an enjoyable listen.
My loset character that is sorrily missed and I am aware that he is not that importent, but he was so different then all the other characters. I love the book and the reader is pleasant to listen to he sings the songs and he is steady in his Quenia.
There are movies of these books and it is wonderful to read it and compare it to the movies
I think the Audio is just as good.
My eye sight has detiorated and have found audio books are good
for that reason.
I still love to read.
I mlike the hobbits,
Being Little folk who are peaceful
makes the intrest in the story
also I like Aragon he is good as a king humble yet
commanding when needed
You can't download the rest of the books if you live in the U.S., beware. All Americans who have downloaded this are stuck with only half a book.