If you like fantasy and adventure, Tolkien is it. The narration was excellent and the production is good. No quibbles.
If new to Tolkien, I suggest listening to The Hobbit before going on to The Lord of the Rings.
Rob Inglis is magnificent narrating this book, he brings the characters to life like no one else. I also recommend The Lord of the Rings read by him which I have listened to multiple times.
we all know that the story is pretty wonderful but this narrator help to bring it to life and has a great singing voice for the songs that are included as part of the text
This is a great book.... horribly ruined by the narrator. The singing was SO bad I almost could not finish listening to this book. Tolkien must be spinning in his grave!
Besides the singing the narrator is utterly boring. All his "in character" voices were exactly the same. I am now reconsidering whether or not to listen the Lord of the Rings series, as it is the same narrator.
The recording itself seems old. the quality is almost AM radio-like. It can't be that old, but that's how it sounds.
After growing up reading this book several times, re-watching the movie, I wanted to get back to the real version. This was such a delightful reading and brought me the same joy and wonder as it did when I was a lad.
Would highly recommend this to all.