I ordered this audio book because I had a project on the Hobbit for my Children's Literature class this semester. Though I've already read the book several times, I wanted to experience Tolkien's novel in a new way, one that a child might be able to relate to. I was not disappointed by this audio book. Rob Inglis is a gem of a narrator and Tolkien's narrative is just as enjoyable as ever. I haven't listened to the dramatized version of The Hobbit, but I'm happy with my purchase.
I've only heard him in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Rings. I plan to listen to The Two Towers and The Return of the King as well.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
I wasn't a big reader until about 12 when I was asked to read this. Been reading book after book ever since. This has everything. It's fun in parts, dark in parts, good character development, etc. Storytelling at its finest.
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What is not to love about the Hobbit! The story is incredible and Rob Inglis, the narrator, does an amazing job reading. This is a book you can listen to that will take you away!
He really worked to bring all the Characters alive and there are a lot of them
The film has been made
buy it for the perfomance
yes! i love the surprises, cliff-hangers, and it kept me wondering what was going to next in each chapter!
Bombur! his weight was always getting him into trouble. love him!
When Bilbo was deep in the mountain with Gollum and they were both guessing the answer to each others riddles!
Yes! it kept me wondering what was going to happen next!
Definitely, everything from the marvelous literary work written by J.R.R Tolkien to Mr. Inglis' magnificent performance narrating it. This story has it all, Trolls, Elves, Dwarves, DRAGONS!! and even Hobbits. In good old Tolkien fashion it‘s a Hero‘s journey, having an underdog evolve and grow through the story to end in a wonderful ending that is one of the most memorable.
In good old Tolkien fashion it‘s a Hero‘s journey, having an underdog evolve and grow through the story to end in a wonderful ending that is one of the most memorable. Did I already mention DRAGONS, ELVES & HOBBITS??
A ton of different voices that fill my head with another idea of how the characters look and behave.
I wouldn‘t want to include any particular spoilers but there are several parts that include elves that are fond in my memories.
A bibliophile since childhood! I currently work in medical data entry and find audiobooks make work life far more tolerable.
Tolkien is the unarguable father of modern fantasy. It makes it interesting to compare his work to more contemporary works and see what has become standard elements. It is a classic adventure story featuring Bilbo Baggins as the reluctant hero and leads nicely into the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Robert Inglis reads well and adds to the feel of the story. It is easy to figure out who is speaking due to his flexible use of voice. The my only real complaint is that it is occasionally difficult to understand the dialogue due to the character voices.
The songs, the voices, the characters, everything is perfect. I can't wait to listen to the LOTR trilogy by Rob, Absolutely Brilliant.
Everyone should read this book at one point or another in their life
What isn't like able about this story stupid question for this book
His performance does justice to the book gives it the atmosphere that helps breathe reality into the book if you prefer listening as opposed to reading with your eyes this masterpiece!
One of the best books of all time!
Big fan of Sci-Fi. Sometimes I like the Sci and sometimes I like the Fi.
He has a wonderful rich voice and it is obvious he loves the book the Hobbit. He knows the characters (ALL of THEM) so well, he brings them to life. I plan on making my kids listen to this book. Maybe we will sit down as a family and listen to it as we turn the pages in front of the fire this winter.
I wish Rob Inglis would redo George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice. I know that sounds rash but hear me out. Roy Dotrice is/was an amazing reader but he is getting old and his most recent performance of redoing Feast for Crows was awful. It appears he didn't take the time to listen to his past performances before reading that book because he messed it up! Voices are different, pronunciation of names are different, all and all a lack luster performance not at all what I was hoping for.
So, Rob Inglis, in this listeners opinion you can be the new Roy Dotrice. Please redo the Game of Thrones series for me.
I know this will never happen but it would be awesome if it did.