I would recommend The Hobbit for anyone who enjoys the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The story is captivating and Rob Inglis brings the tale to life.
Bilbo Baggins is a favorite character. I can relate to the reluctant hero who prefers the comforts of home to the uncertainties of travelling into strange and distant lands.
Even though I have read The Hobbit before, I found that Rob Inglis brought a richness and depth to the story that my inner voice didn't produce.
The audio version makes the story very simple and clear. Maybe I thought it was complicated because I had to read it in middle school, but the audio book makes it easy to follow.
The Hobbit of course
Inglis' English accent adds to the tale that takes the story's hero over hill and dale. He sings the songs, so important to the story, with admirable voice. Children and early teens who have no background in British literature and culture would not be able to imagine the mood and tone of these songs. This makes the audio edition of The Hobbit better than the print version.
I compare Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to The Hobbit. They both involve the reluctant hero with a magical mentor, important friends, and lots of luck.
I would recommend it! It is a fantastic book. Great listen! Great story...great voice.
Buy it and see for yourself.
Just brilliant. The story of course, but the narration was exemplary! Songs are sung, names are said story is told. Just wonderful.
Our family drove 16 hours in the US pacific northwest over vacation. This book was so much more than a way to pass the time. It was an integral part of our vacation as we moved through fairy tale ferns, redwoods and waterscapes.
Yes - I particularly like the fact that the songs are song. So much better than reading words on a page
Clearly Bilbo. He is just full of surprises.
The story is great its what you would expect from a J.R.R. Tolkien book. On the other hand the performance could have been more find toned.
I bought The Hobbit to listen to on a 13-hour flight. However, the British narrator was so difficult to understand over the jet noise that I had to stop shortly after the story began. Not the writer's fault--I've read a lot of Tolkien's work--but it simply took too much effort to sort out what was being said. I haven't gotten back to it.
The Hobbit is right at the top of audiobooks I have read/listened to.
Our favorite character had to be Bilbo Baggins. One because we like saying his name but also because he had changed so through out the book. A change I believe was definitely a benefit.
I haven't listend to any other of Rob Inglis but this book was outstanding. The differences in the voices really kept my son interested.