This is one of my favorite stories of all time, and always a pleasure to hear someone else put their own voice and persona into the characters. The narrator however works through the book at such an extremely slow pace that it was difficult to enjoy as much as i had hoped. I had waited so long for audible to put the tolkien books up, but now seriously considering whether or not to spend the credits on the trilogy solely based on the narration.
A fantastic story that I grew up with.
One of the best narrators that I have heard. He makes you feel like you are a part of the story.
Beautiful story. Beautifully read. One of the best narrations I've listened to. He sets the various moods convincingly, the story line moves with appropriate balance and emphasis, and the characters each have their own quality. Extremely pleasant to reconnect with the book in this way. I was going to read this to my granddaughter, and I'm a pretty good reader, but Inglis did such a fantastic job that I am now thinking that we will share listening to this audible together.
My sons and I like to listen to our favorite books on car trips. This is my 8 yo's favorite. The narrator does different voices that help the listener differentiate the characters without getting annoying. He also sings the songs, which are fun. (I usually skip over them when reading, but on the audiobook, they're quite delightful)
Both are good. The audio version is good if you are on the go.
Bombur, because he kept trying to recapture the dream he had in Mirkwood.
The only thing I didn't like was the singing of the songs. I would have rather them be read.
Absolutely. This narration by Rob Inglis is excellent.
I am afraid The Hobbit stands alone and I would not dare compare it to any other book.
His characterization is perfect. Even far into another chapter you can recognize other characters by the unique vocal qualities Mr. Inglis gives each one.
I was mesmerized by both the story line and Mr. Inglis's voice. The time flew by and 11 plus hours of narration ended too soon for me.
This is, in my opinion, a honest and accurate narration and one I think Mr. Tolkien would have approved of.
The pace of the storyteller is so different from than as a reader. There is an extra life in the pauses, starts and stops that adds so much.
not really. I was underwhelmed. I was happy enough, realizing I was listening to a classic. But it is for children, not adults.
It was well done.
good listening. Family friendly.
Me? I'm not who you think I think I am.
You just can't go wrong with the Hobbit. The narration was excellent and the story is a classic.. Don't pass it by just because you have already read the book. Listen and fall in love with it all over again.
I read and listened to both and they were the same. I just like audio since my commute is kind of long.
Bilbo trying to bring peace between dwarves and elves.
Bilbo fighting the spiders
I am a huge Tolkien fan.