This classic tale by Tolkien has been one of my favorites since childhood. The word "epic" has unfortunately been cheapened by overuse on social media, but Tolkien's work is truly what that word was meant to convey.
Inglis' voice, with its accent and inflection, matches the tone exactly right - it's almost as if Tolkien were there reading it himself. The Gollum voice is excellent. The songs are a treat as well, although I found myself ready to move on after a couple verses of dwarves singing about their gold...
Highly recommended for all ages.
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Rob Inglis was a wonderful storyteller. Just beautifully done. I have never heard anything narrated by him and I know I'll be on the look out for more stories. He was wonderful!
Gandalf is and will always be my favorite.
I space stories out over my drive to and from work. I caught myself putting this on while making dinner or getting ready in the morning. I read this many years ago and the magic had dimmed in my mind. My goodness, is it rejuvenated.
A problem I've always had with Tolkien is his lack of female characters. This goes double for this book. There are NO female characters in this book, which is a bit tiring. Yes, it's a classic but at some point you have to commend the movie for very slightly balancing out the sausage fest.
Ingles does a magnificent job narrating the tale and does an impressive job with the voices for the characters. This audiobook is highly recommended by me without reservation.
love every minute except for the songs in which case the reader sounds like an out-of-work opera singer with good reason other than that perfect. but then again I grew up with the Glenn Yarbrough Hobbit singing so I probably just have a preference for that.
Before the Lord of the Rings there was The Hobbit. Forget the movies the book is better