"Listening with my other ear"
No, but I can't imagine anyone in the world doing a better job than he did on this book.
Enjoy the movie, then listen to the audiobook and let your imagination be opened to its fullest.
The movie is coming out in a couple of weeks, but the movie can't be any better than Mr. Inglis's reading.
Rite at the top, so far!!
The whole story is great!!
his reading of the story is great!!
Rob Inglis' masterful narration. Brilliant.
I can't even put into words how much he adds to the story.
This was my first, and I loved it.
I loved the description of battles.
A big journey by a little hobbit
The narrator speaks very clearly and with good diction. It security is in his attempt to use different voices for the various characters that confusion arises, as many of them actually sound alike.
It has been many years since I originally read the Hobbit. I thought this reading was very well done. Interesting to listen to. The story, and time went by very quickly. Thank you.
What an enjoyable experience! Like many people, I read "The Hobbit" as a child, and re-visiting it was magical. Rob Inglis, one of my favorite readers, brings this novel home- my only hesitation is the singing of the Dwarves' songs is often a bit more jovial than the lyrics suggest- in my head, many songs that were dirges became shanties in Inglis' interpretation. With that small hiccup aside, I have already listened to this 3 times, with many more to come I'm sure.
As a big fan of Tolkien and all his writing, The Hobbit is a must read/listen for any Fantasy fan. Most of the reviewers here loved Rob Inglis's performance. While it was good I can't say I was a huge fan. At times I thought he was somewhat boring and I did not really enjoy the singing parts. Overall it is well worth the listen.
I don't know if I could say that the audio is "better" than a print version, but it is much more convenient. I love reading an actual book, but this audio book is narrated so well that it is easy to listen to for hours!
There are too many, but probably Bilbo's first confrontation with Smaug, the dragon.
Yes, I have all of the Lord of the Rings audiobooks on CD's, and I decided to buy this one off of audible to make it easier to listen to. Rob Inglis is a masterful performer, and he does an excellent job "The Hobbit" as well as all of the "Lord of the Rings" books!
It is a great book that made me both laugh and cry. I think the mark of a truly great book is that when you have finished reading it (or listening to it), you miss the characters. That is indeed what happened to me after reading this book, and it is probably the reason that I have the audio version as well!