I bought The Hobbit to listen to on a 13-hour flight. However, the British narrator was so difficult to understand over the jet noise that I had to stop shortly after the story began. Not the writer's fault--I've read a lot of Tolkien's work--but it simply took too much effort to sort out what was being said. I haven't gotten back to it.
The Hobbit is right at the top of audiobooks I have read/listened to.
Our favorite character had to be Bilbo Baggins. One because we like saying his name but also because he had changed so through out the book. A change I believe was definitely a benefit.
I haven't listend to any other of Rob Inglis but this book was outstanding. The differences in the voices really kept my son interested.
Reading and listening goes straight into your medulla oblongota and you learn through thought memory. It's like being programmed into intelligence. If you read this, you just learned that the best gifts are free. Or One Credit... and that's kinda free.
A must read/hear if you're debating on whether or not to listen and diving back into Middle Earth. If you've only seen the movies (not counting The Hobbit movie), then there is no risk.
Fantasy story telling at its deliberate best. Slow, marching, your presence has to be earned and Tolkien rewards the reader with a complete stand alone story.
The narrator was sic!! And if my teen age daughter has it right, that's a good thing! Even his singing some of the elvish and dwarvish songs was well done.
5 stars across the board! Enjoy it with a pipe of Old Tobey!
Tolkien starts a story that holds you through to the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It would be hard to find a better story teller than Tolkien.
Rob Inglis' performance is worthy of the book, and brings the excellent story through to the listener.
YES. This is just a great book. Super intro for LOR.
Bilbo's ability to go with the flow and still be able to make a decision himself.
It's The Hobbit and everyone has read and loves the book, myself included.
I am disappointed with the poor narration editing. It turned me off and I didn't finish the book.
Very nicely read, it does take you into the story. I am really enjoying it.
His voice match the story perfectly. Very nicely done, different tones of voices for each character but all very interesting. Even singing the dwarf melodies, it is very enjoyable.
I have not finish yet so I will say.
Was fun, but wasn't The Lord of the Rings. It felt like a warmup to the trilogy. After listening to it I feel like I need to listen to the trilogy to see if the two books line up since a few things were said/happened that I don't remember from fitting the books I read many many years ago.
t p prince esquire international-- Switzerland / USA --Author publisher of adult and children's literature.
Tolkien's tale it very tough to narate. I have read it three times and this is the first time I listened to it. No one person can sing like an Elf and reading these songs was not fun and listening to them was even less enjoyaable I thought. All in all, I thought Rob Inglis did a good job on a tough piece of work to deliver. Just ask Peter Jackson!