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The overall story was pretty good the the performance was great as well however, there was toooo much singing in this book.....really could have done without that much....a song here or there would have been more enjoyable on the ears.
I had tried to read the Hobbit many times, but having someone else read it to me was much easier, and with my daily commute, it was wonderful. While the narrator is great, some of his voices are hard to understand, leading to some confusion, though over all enjoyment.
I'd read The Hobbit before, years ago, and loved it. Years later, I can still find little fault with the story, aside from one or two inconsistencies with its sequel(s), The Lord of the Rings, being one story published in three volumes. These inconsistencies are fairly minor and don't detract greatly, even during repeated readings.
I found the reading adequate. Though Rob Inglis is not very good at doing character voices and probably shouldn't have attempted it, his general narration is quite a pleasant listen; perhaps too pleasant at times. I fell asleep listening a number of times and had to backtrack to find where I dozed off. I don't recommend listening late at night or when very tired unless you want to be lulled to sleep. Still, overall, a pretty good unabridged reading of this timeless classic.
Hard to argue with a Tolkien story, but this audiobook had me from start to end.
If you want a review of the actual book, I'm sure there are many better versed than I to give such. But Tolkien is great for his rich lore, fleshy explanations and not shying from detail. The Hobbit is no exception and in audio form comes to life as songs are sung and you get a real sense of the moods they are intended to convey.
That last thought feeds nicely into how the voice actor is the most appropriate for this story. Much like Roy Distris(hope I spelled that right) for A Song Of Ice And Fire, Rob Inglis really is the voice that was meant for Tolkien's works. He convey's each character uniquely enough that you may understand who is saying what without the need of stating who is speaking. His voice is also very rich and he sings the dwarvish and elvish melodies like nobodies business.
If I had to give a most memorable part of the book it would have to be the ending, both for events(no spoilers) and the song sung by the elves just before the journey home.