Greatly exceeded expectations. Exceptional performance.
Narrator does an excellent job of personifying characters with differing voices. If not exactly my musical taste, it was lovely to hear someone sing Tolkien's songs.
Student: anthropology and geography. Photographer, writer, and gamer.
Great story, likeable characters, and well read. I listened to this before watching the final Hobbit movie. The book did not differ much from the first two movies, in fact the movies had more content than the book did.
If you like the movies you will like this audiobook.
This man has the soil of Middle Earth in his voice, I don't know how, but he does. The pauses, the inflections, the voices, the expressions, every nuance work together to move me from here to there. I am a stickler for the actual reading of books, so my mind can create the world, but this, this makes me very glad to make an exception.
Hands down one of the best.....ever.
I've read the hobbit many times before, and this reading certainly did it justice. The narrators voices and songs, though very different than what I imagined, are nevertheless fun and accurate.