I totally enjoyed listening to this book. I read it many years ago and over the years I stopped reading but am now addicted to listening. This is a great listening book.
I never read any of these books when I was a child. What was I thinking? I'm in my late 30's now and it's like I missed a big portion of my childhood of fantasizing of Hobbits. I plan to read the next three books to try to catch up. Great story and awesome singing from the narrator. Just wondering how many classics that I missed. I have no desire to watch the movie because it might ruin my imagination of the book.
Listening to the book was a fun experience. The reader really brought The Hobbit to life.
Author Terry Brooks is the best comparison I can make.
I loved all of the characters.
They made the film. A tag line I would use is, experience Tolkien in another adventurous form the audible book.
I enjoyed listening to The Hobbit that I'm going to buy the rest of the audible books from the trilogy.
I've just listened to The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, and Rob Inglis' readings make me forget the Peter Jackson movies and remember my own imagined versions from reading Tolkien as a child. He performs the voices marvelously, and his singing is wonderful, rich and mellifluous. For yourself or a Tolkien fan, these are the perfect audiobooks. Buy them immediately! You won't regret it.
This classic tale of adventure is the very first book I ever enjoyed as a child. Nice to be able to revisit it in audio format.
The voices of the characters and the style of narration are done well enough and do not take away from the story itself.
Audio version of classic unparalleled work. I have read it many times before and enjoyed falling back to my familiar hobbit tale by listening to it. A must read for everyone.
Tolkien's books were made for unabridged recordings and Rob Inglis' version has stood the test of time. Glad to see it finally available on audible. Now on to LOTR.
Each character had its own voice which is quite remarkable of the voice talent since there are at least 14 characters to get down.
Bilbo. It was great seeing his journey, from being sort of thrown into the adventure to deciding to stay to impressing Thorin.
I loved how each dwarf had their own voice without Mr. Inglis having to resort to odd tricks (different pitches or accents) to distinguish them.
I get this book to prepare for The Hobbit movie and was not disappointed, though the movie does vary from the book. Both stand on their own and are wonderful.
The story. The narrator. The characters.
He brings the characters to life and adds inflection to the story that you do not get just reading
No, but no books are for me.
I read this book as a young adult and now again at almost 50. I am loving the story now as much, or more, than I did back then.
This reading of The Hobbit has been great for my grandsons to listen to while traveling for school events