Hard to argue with a Tolkien story, but this audiobook had me from start to end.
If you want a review of the actual book, I'm sure there are many better versed than I to give such. But Tolkien is great for his rich lore, fleshy explanations and not shying from detail. The Hobbit is no exception and in audio form comes to life as songs are sung and you get a real sense of the moods they are intended to convey.
That last thought feeds nicely into how the voice actor is the most appropriate for this story. Much like Roy Distris(hope I spelled that right) for A Song Of Ice And Fire, Rob Inglis really is the voice that was meant for Tolkien's works. He convey's each character uniquely enough that you may understand who is saying what without the need of stating who is speaking. His voice is also very rich and he sings the dwarvish and elvish melodies like nobodies business.
If I had to give a most memorable part of the book it would have to be the ending, both for events(no spoilers) and the song sung by the elves just before the journey home.
Bilbo is a normal hobbit and enjoys being lazy, eating, and drinking tea, but when placed in a perilous situation he rises to the occasion.
The narrator does a great voice acting and holds a tune for the small songs. I generally throw this on to fall asleep to, if it was too compelling I wouldn't get to sleep. No buyers remorse here.
Nothing needs to be said about this classic epic, a wonderful story.
The narration was pretty good. Inglis has an fittingly deep British voice for the story. Several of the characters are unmistakable. My only gripe is that his pacing is just a little slow, with some odd pauses. This makes it a little tiresome to listen to many chapters in a row. Still it wasn't enough to make me give up on listening and I found myself often so engrossed in the story he was telling to take no notice