Was fun, but wasn't The Lord of the Rings. It felt like a warmup to the trilogy. After listening to it I feel like I need to listen to the trilogy to see if the two books line up since a few things were said/happened that I don't remember from fitting the books I read many many years ago.
t p prince esquire international-- Switzerland / USA --Author publisher of adult and children's literature.
Tolkien's tale it very tough to narate. I have read it three times and this is the first time I listened to it. No one person can sing like an Elf and reading these songs was not fun and listening to them was even less enjoyaable I thought. All in all, I thought Rob Inglis did a good job on a tough piece of work to deliver. Just ask Peter Jackson!
Recently retired dental school Professor (Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist) at WVU and Univ. Texas, Houston; now living in northern WV.
All the Hobbits...I've read the entire series 3-4 times, and saw all the movies, sometimes twice.
no-it was hard to follow the book and the reader was not dynamic
had a more interesting reader
This audiobook was amazingly well done by Rob Inglis. It took me a chapter to get used to his style, but by the end of the book I was having dreams with his voice narrating the events.
The hobbit itself is an enjoyable book, and you can of course read better reviews of the story elsewhere. In terms of the audiobook though, I would highly recommend it if you wish to read the Hobbit.
Magical story, kept me enthralled
Bilbo of course
For the most part, easy to listen to
My only complaint was the readers singing. The melodies put me off me enough I wanted to turn HIM off during his songs.
Not much surprising on the story front, though it is interesting to listen to after watching the movie, to see how things changed and what was adjusted. The narrator is really quite good, and sings the songs quite nicely, which helps a fair bit with the feel of the story.
The Hobbit has always been a favorite. The reading by Rob Inglis brought it to life in new ways!!
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I love Rob's voice...it fits well with Hobbits, Dwarfs and Wizards!
Even more fun then when I read it over 30 years ago, and when I re-read it for my kids 15 years ago. I grabbed this one on sale and wanted to re-read the story before seeing the 1st movie (which I still haven't done). Very good performance.