The audio was absolutely magnificent. Golum's character was brought to life so beautifully and the other dwarves were voiced so wonderfully. Each character was brought to life with such variety and passion. I was able to tell who was speaking and there were 14 plus different characters who all needed different voices. The enthusiasm was brilliant and the book was so alive and enchanting to listen to. For those who don't think the hobbit is such an easy book to read on its own, this makes it so much easier! I would recommend this to anyone who seeks adventure and loves a great fantasy novel to pass down for generations!
U.S. Army Veteran
Excellent story, great narration and overall good read. Now onto the fellowship of the ring
The narration of Mr. Inglis made the story even more enjoyable and entertaining. I still like LOTR better but this story is lighter which probably comes from the different narration approach Tolkien took when he wrote this book.
Having enjoyed the LOTR movie triology, I thought I'd listen to Tolkien's acclaimed The Hobbit... but I think I should have just watched the movie instead.
The amazing visuals and score were of course absent, but Tolkien's now old-fashioned style of storytelling left me confused and bored most of the time. In Tolkien's defense, I'm a visual learner with terrible adhd that makes reading/listening comprehension challenging at times.
Wasn't too fond of the narrator's choice of inflections at times (certain action-packed narratives fell a little unenthusiastic at times), but again it's older book with an old recording.
Overall, not bad and certainly a classic. Just wish I could have enjoyed it more.
One of my favorite stories. I have read this story to my kids when they were young. The story is even better being being read to me. The performance by the narrator is excellent.
No one need add more accolades to J R R Tolkien's ageless story. It has stood the test of time and remains one of the best of it's genre (style or type of story telling).
The performance is spot on. Rob Inglis, who narrates the story, gives the story the right intonation for each character and situation. Thoroughly enjoy it every time I have listened to it.p, two or three times a year.
Inglis narratives 'The Lord of the Rings as well if you pay attention and purchase the corresponding audible book.
Though the voices he uses for the Orcs is better in The Hobbit than in TLOR, at least in my humble opinion.