Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. The Lord of the Rings books are a 'must read' for everyone. They give a brilliant example of how fiction books should be written, with a solid and vastly explorable background and history.
Although I found it strange at first that a random person I had never heard of in my life would be reading a book to me, there is no other person I would rather read me The Fellowship of the Ring than Rob Inglis. The songs were by far the best experience for me. If I were reading the book myself I would not have even known where to begin when it came to the songs. Rob singing them for me was a delight.
No, it was not. To my liking the book is a long book. If i was bored or wanted to listen while doing something else I would slip on my headphones and pick straight up from where I last left off.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy are books I've been wanting to read for a long time. Unfortunately I find it incredibly hard to pick up a book and read it. I have never been an avid reader despite the fact that I love stories. As a child I loved having books read to me. When I found Audible I straight away loved it. Having a book read to me is amazing. All I have to do is listen.
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 am a writer seeking out the very best love stories to read. Especially if they have lots of surprises.
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.