I admit I can't read Tolkien. I've tried, several times, but I just can't get the hang of his writing style. However, having someone else read the book to you is a whole different story and it was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the narration.
It was very well read and kept you interested in listening until the end.
No I have not
No but was hard to put down
We have all read this book and loved it. It's a wonderful story. My teen kids recently requested I get the audio version so we could listen during our long drives to and from school. Unfortunately, we find we have to give up on it. The narrator's voices for the dwarfs is so completely different from those we imagined for the dwarfs, and his singing of the songs ... it's just all wrong. We can't take it.
My grandson loved the cartoon version when he was in elementary school so I decided to finally "read" the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It's full of adventure but the creatures in it have so many human traits! I recommend it highly for all ages.
Recent convert to audio books and have never "read" as much as I have in the last 6 months
Reliving the classic children's fantasy novel was especially pleasing considering it was just before the release of the movie!
Of course the game of riddles!
This was my first Ron Inglis book, but I was impressed and look forward to hearing him narrate The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
maybe erogon but the book had a life of its own
i have not watched the movie yet, it has been my experience that the book is 100% better
No not specifically. Audio and the written word both have there time and places.
Meeting the trolls
I imagine it is difficult and very personal to each listener, but he just did not portray enough character depth. For example John Lee. Or to have multiple readers such Audible did with Dracula or Cloud Atlas
Get Peter Jackson to Produce it.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
Had fun listening to this story. I remember having this book in my closet for about 20 years without picking it up. Glad i finally got a chance to listen to it.
The story operates in a well aged culture and tradition mindset. The various races have their own histories that make up their present existance.
Gandalf. He seems to be the author of many an adventrue in and out of Hobbiton, of which Bilbo seems to be just one of which we have the opportunity to be a part of.
Very well presented. The voices give their own character to the players in the story. It is consistent with the follow one Lord of the Ring series as well. This provides continuity of listening to his storytelling style.
Too large an adventure for such a small Hobbit.
The story rolls where the story rests again and again between adventures. Fortunately repose preceeds great deeds. Very realistic in the need to recover from great stresses of physical, and mental challenges. Great story in a magical land.