After having watched the film, I finally broke down and listened to The Hobbit. I have read the LOTR trilogy, and I have tried to read The Hobbit before, but I just couldn't get into it. Listening to it made the experience enjoyable. I finally found myself being engrossed by the tale.
LOTR, of course
I liked that the thunder battle and the stone giants turned out to be a part of the book!
It's already a film!
At first, I found the narrator's Thorin and Gandalf voices to be very annoying. I almost stopped listening because I disliked the way he did these two characters' voices. However, after giving it enough time, I became accustomed to it.
This is one of my favorite stories of all time. I had a wonderfully narrated copy as a kid that was unfortunately abridged. That narrator did amazing things with voices so it was hard to find an unabridged copy I liked as an adult. This narrator did a good job with the voices and made the story enjoyable to listen to with my family. My only objection to his performance is to how he handled the MANY songs that Tolkien included in this story. He sang them like a drunk at a renaissance faire. I think he would have done better to perform them like poetry.
This is one of the best stories every written. I've read it, I've watched movies of, I've listened to adaptaions and to the unabridged versions.
It is among one of the best books for it's story and it's ability to tie everything together.
I loved his voice as Gandalf.
This book made me nostalgic. I remember the first time I read it.
I ordered this audio book because I had a project on the Hobbit for my Children's Literature class this semester. Though I've already read the book several times, I wanted to experience Tolkien's novel in a new way, one that a child might be able to relate to. I was not disappointed by this audio book. Rob Inglis is a gem of a narrator and Tolkien's narrative is just as enjoyable as ever. I haven't listened to the dramatized version of The Hobbit, but I'm happy with my purchase.
I've only heard him in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Rings. I plan to listen to The Two Towers and The Return of the King as well.
I wasn't a big reader until about 12 when I was asked to read this. Been reading book after book ever since. This has everything. It's fun in parts, dark in parts, good character development, etc. Storytelling at its finest.
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What is not to love about the Hobbit! The story is incredible and Rob Inglis, the narrator, does an amazing job reading. This is a book you can listen to that will take you away!
He really worked to bring all the Characters alive and there are a lot of them
The film has been made
buy it for the perfomance
yes! i love the surprises, cliff-hangers, and it kept me wondering what was going to next in each chapter!
Bombur! his weight was always getting him into trouble. love him!
When Bilbo was deep in the mountain with Gollum and they were both guessing the answer to each others riddles!
Yes! it kept me wondering what was going to happen next!
Definitely, everything from the marvelous literary work written by J.R.R Tolkien to Mr. Inglis' magnificent performance narrating it. This story has it all, Trolls, Elves, Dwarves, DRAGONS!! and even Hobbits. In good old Tolkien fashion it‘s a Hero‘s journey, having an underdog evolve and grow through the story to end in a wonderful ending that is one of the most memorable.
In good old Tolkien fashion it‘s a Hero‘s journey, having an underdog evolve and grow through the story to end in a wonderful ending that is one of the most memorable. Did I already mention DRAGONS, ELVES & HOBBITS??
A ton of different voices that fill my head with another idea of how the characters look and behave.
I wouldn‘t want to include any particular spoilers but there are several parts that include elves that are fond in my memories.