This is probably my favorite audiobook. It never gets old and the narrator does a superb job at reading the story and making you feel you are involved.
I am sure most know The Hobbit itself to be a classic but this version of the recording is marvelous. Rob Inglis narrates the book in a delicious British accent bringing the various characters to life with many different voices. He is consistent in his quality from beginning to end in this unabridged version. Highly recommend.
This was my first experience with Audible, and I will definitely be listening to more.
J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the greatest writers ever to live and his middle earth saga is among the greatest books written. Rob Inglis does a great job reading this book, he sings some of the songs written, he tries to imitate what each species sounds like.
Riddles in the Dark is a great chapter.
His singing plus the main characters are great, he does a good job portraying who they are.
I read the entire series in high school and decided to listen to it again on Audible. The story is, of course, a masterpiece and well-worth listening to again. My only complaint is that this is an older recording. The narrator does a good job--no real complaints but this is such an iconic and popular story that I think it deserves being updated to include multiple narrators such as Audible has done with Ender's Game, Dracula, Dune, etc...
It's hard to imagine a more perfect audiobook. Tolkien is of course magnificent and Inglis's performance is amazing. The guy has a different voice for every character! He sets the songs to music, and his pacing and diction are flawless. You won't be disappointed.