I marked it finished even though I didn't get past the second chapter. Can't stand the narrators interpretations of dwarves or his singing of songs.
The narrators terrible singing.
Not his best performance. At least, I hope he does better with other books!
I had never read the book before now and was totally surprised by the story. It is nothing like the movie, which I have seen many times. I won't say much about it so as to not spoil it for anyone but I was expecting perhaps several scenes left out and different character mannerisms. What completely surprised me was basically a whole different take on the story. The book was great and so was the movie.
Me personally I liked the movie version slightly better, more action.
Love the story of course, but whoever heard the voices for the goblins and trolls and thought that people would enjoy hearing those were wrong.
I loved the different voices for all the characters- some of which required very specific accents and voices where Ingles absolutely and incredibly excelled. Amazing story as well, and I recommend it for anyone interested in an adventurous novel that is also a timeless classic.
The plot is geared toward younger readers, but I find that the mood, characters, and setting of the story are more entertaining than the plot. That, for me, gives this book good marks for rereadability. Immerse yourself in Tolkien's world and enjoy every moment while you're there.