Why is it that I can listen to this tale of Tolkien over and over, and yet, with each telling it seems totally new and fresh? Language, expertly wielded, free of anything sordid, building a plot at once realistic and fantastic; in short, enriching for all ages.
I have read this book over 100 times. This is the first time adjusting to it, until I feel reader was a little boring, the story continues to throw me. Definitely a good listen, if you can get over the man reading the book. I did, however, the I read the Harry Potter series would have done a better job with this one.
It's Tolkien, that says it all! This is the real beginning of 'The Lord of the Rings' and quite excellent. The narrator is very enjoyable and entertaining. His voice changes enhance the story and he has a pleasant singing voice.
I read this book as a kid. After finding it on audible, i thought i would compare it to the movie. This is a will performed version, unabridged, and still a classic after all this time. Deffinately worth the purchase.