Absolutely. It's full of adventure and excitement.
The troop's escape from the wolves, courtesy of the Eagles.
The music, he sang the dwarf and elf songs and his voice changes were great.
I tried, but I knew 11 hours would be far too long. I listened for about 2 hours every day and finished the book in a little over one work week.
Ready to read Lord of the Rings :) the hobbit is written very well. this is the first J.R.R Tolkien novel I read. I only wish i read it sooner. I really enjoyed the story line and the performance.
The Hobbit by now is such a classic that I don't think it needs to be recommended or if there are what you could call "special moments" - it is all a wonderful meandering story of friendship, adventure, travel and wisdom.
I do most fervently wish he wouldn't sing. He's got a lovely voice for narration but the same could not be said about his singing skills. I ended up fast forwarding every single moment when he tried to sing those lovely poems and songs in the test. Actually, I felt embarrassed - it was so bad. Quiet narrative instead would have been lovely. That's the only reason I put 3 stars for otherwise really good narration.
I read this in 7th grade for English Class and I recently watch the Hobbit Movie. It was invigorating the entire way. Rob Inglis did a great job narrating.
I could never stay up to watch the movie in full so I figured the book would be better and sure enough I was right. Very entertaining and Rob Inglis did an amazing job reading it. His singing voice was lovely.
I have always wanted to read the Hobbit. Listening to it was great!
The narration was great. Would highly recommend the book.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
First of all, this is not a review for the movie. If you are looking for a review of the movie, you won't find it here. Although, the movie does follow the story line of the book quite well, there is a completely different feeling to the book. The book is not as majestic and mysterious. It is simply a fantastic tale. Tolkien does not waste time mincing words about things that do not pertain to the story. He simply tells his tale.
One of the biggest differences with this book when compared to the movie is in the character of Bilbo himself. Bilbo is not the bumbling idiot that the movie portrays him as. He is one who prefers calm and peace, but once the adventure takes him, he is a very willing participant. He is quite capable, and a pleasure to follow.
It is always interesting reading stories that were written so long ago. Nearly 100 years old is this one! The language, and the purpose of story telling in general was different then, and it is nice to be transported from time to time.
Rob Inglis is a fine narrator, and does this story justice. A very good audio book, and one that I will indulge in again!