yes very much so Because it explains more and how the lord of the rings started.
All of the book now I feel like I can watch the movie and understand it better
I think the narrator did as good as he could
If I could of listened to the book in one sitting I would of but since I could only listen to segments at a time it was easy to put a bookmark and pick up from where I left off.
now I'm listening to the lord of the rings and I have all the movies and it has helped me to understand them better also . Thank you very much for having this for I listen to it when I walk in the morning for my excerise
Good, clean, fun.
My favorite character was Gandalf. I just love his relationship to Bilbo in this book. How he always defends him to Thorin and swoops in at just the right moment to save the day.
Gandalf again. I felt like I was listening to Ian McKellen speak and I love that they both seem to capture the character in the same way.
I was particularly moved when Bilbo helps the dwarves escape and afterwards their respect for him grows. He finally gets appreciated.
The only thing I didn't like was Rob Inglis' performance as Gollum. I just had a hard time taking it seriously. It could be that Andy Serkis' performance in all the movies is just so much more, or it could be that Rob Inglis made Gollum sound like an idiot. Either way, I just wasn't feeling it. But that is really my only complaint. The story is excellent and reaches across many different age groups, so anyone can enjoy it. I had a great time going there and back again with Bilbo.
I read this book twice, once in high school and again twenty years later and enjoyed it both times, I also saw the movie and although it differed from the book I enjoyed it as well. This audio book is terrible because the narration is horrible, Its like they tried to make it into a childrens story. I am talking like small children being read a bed time story. They took a classic and destroyed it as far as I am concerned.
Rob Inglis really does justice to, in my opinion, the best books ever written! Fantastic story-lines, fantastic narrative, you really can't go wrong with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or The Hobbit. Buy it!
No. It's one that's fun to listen to as you get time.
It's the narration of the story that makes it so much fun!
I have always enjoyed this book; I did not, however, care for this particular narration.
The narrator Rob Inglis did a great job of distinguishing the characters using a variety of voices
Bilbo of course. He's constantly saving the dwarves from a variety of problems using his wits as his weapon of choice.
I might listen to it again, but not anytime soon. There are so many other good books waiting to read/listen to.
I liked Bilbo. He just kept plugging along, and was committed to his friends on the journey.
I thought the narrator did a great job!. With so many characters, I can't imagine how he kept up with the differenct voices, but he did a good job of it.
No way. It was too long. I listened to it while I was out walking, so basically, I would listen in one hour increments.
I had heard of The Hobbit over the years, but never had any interest in reading stories of that nature. However, it was a good price offer on the Audible site, so I decided to give it a go. And I was pleasantly surprised! I looked forward to my walks and getting the chance to continue with the story.
The narrator perfectly matches the tone and character of the book. I can't imagine what else a listener would want from the experience.
A classic the stature of The Hobbit deserves excellence in production and quality of voice acting, and this audio book has it.
Rob Inglis' characterizations are varied, nuanced and compelling. This gave me exactly the experience I was looking for, which was of a new look on a loved and familiar old friend.