love it! Had lots of fun, felt like I was there, fighting goblins and seeing wizards, duarfs and there beard's. Good book 5stars
The Hobbit is an amazing book in and of itself, but Rob Inglis takes you to middle earth in a way that a move or reading it yourself just can't. This is what dwarves are supposed to sound like! This is Smaug speaking! It truly is an amazing performance.
I read all sorts of books from various non-fiction to YA fantasy. Love them all!
A couple of months ago I had the immense pleasure of listening to the Rob Inglis narrations of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. If you ever have the slightest wish to listen to these books, just do it. Inglis' voices are fantastic; he even sings the songs! It was a true delight.
A humble hobbit named Bilbo Baggins is unwillingly thrown into a "nasty adventure" when the wizard Gandalf thrusts himself into Bilbo's home, a troop of dwarves in his wake. Gandalf has misinformed the dwarves that Bilbo is a burglar - the dwarves want Bilbo to burgle a gigantic horde of treasure from the dragon Smaug, who had stolen the treasure (with their mountain kingdom) from the dwarves' ancestors decades before. This is a strange coming-of-age story, since the character is 50 years old already (which is youngish for a hobbit, but still firmly in the adult range). But as the story progresses, Bilbo recognizes that he is a brave hobbit, an adventuresome hobbit, and a very sneaky burglar.
The Hobbit was Tolkien's first major work about Middle Earth, and although it is an excellent book on its own, it is unfortunately overshadowed by his later work The Lord of the Rings. Although LOTR is a sequel to The Hobbit, these two books are very different styles. The Hobbit was intended for children, and therefore has a light-hearted, almost silly air to it.
Overall, this story was quite enjoyable, and I'm glad that I decided to "re-read" it as an adult. I got a lot more out of it this time around than I did when a child.
I've read The Hobbit 2 times prior, and it was a very enjoyable and entertaining experience to listen to this Audio Book. Highly recommend!
I love this audio book dearly. The story. The performance. There is somthing so special about this book in particular. Rob Inglis gives an outstanding performance that makes me believe that Tolkien himself could be reading it. This is my second time going through it and it nearly brings me to tears at the end. The joy I get from simply joining Bilbo and his friends on their journey across middle earth is hard to put to words. If you are considering listening to this audio book. Do it. You too may be a different person when you reach the journeys end.