Yes. Reading the book the songs have no melody and the story is a little slow at times. In the audio book, the songs are sung and the story seems to move on quickly and is hard to put down. Very enjoyable and a good preparation for the Hobbit movie.
A timeless classic brought to life. The narration of Rob Inglis brings unexpected warmth and depth to the tale of Bilbo Baggins and his life-changing adventure. Each character is brought to life through a unique voice. Highly recommended!
Yes, the reader did a great job of keeping me interested on my way to work! His voice was great and non-intrusive. I had a few issues understanding what he was saying when he read Gullums part, however I think that will come with anyone reading.
Bilbo of course!
When it was over, I thought... now there was an incredible journey!
Bilbo just kept winning the day, it's been a long time since I read the book and I had forgotten how many times he saved his companions.
Tolkien definitely started the fantasy world building with this great work.
When Bilbo was taking on the spiders, it showed off his courage and willingness to fight for his friends.
There and back again
The Hobbit is one of the few books I "re-read" annually. The Rob Inglis is the preferred version.
The psychological interplay between Bilbo and Smaug the dragon is witty, dangerous and fun.
The tone of the Hobbit is more playful than the full Lord of the Rings Trilogy. But Ron Inglis handles both extremely well.
Actually, breaking up the listening was enjoyable. It gave me a chance to relish the story.
The Ron Inglis version of the Hobbit has been the only audio book I have contacted Audible about to re-issue.
Great books all of them , a must have for any collection
Hard to say they all come alive in the books
It is hard to put it down even after i have read them many times
Meeting all the characters and discovering the societal interactions
It kept moving and evolved without repeating trilogy themes
The singing! He also did a great job of personalizing each of the characters through his inflection and accent
Can't wait for the movie now.
Yes, Audible is my new favorite way to "read" this book.
Wonderful voice actor.
Command of various character voices.
Super Tolkien fan here, everything moves me.
I've read the book silently and aloud (to my family) a number of times, but this is the best experience of it yet.
Addicted to books, especially audiobooks. Read lots and prosper!
So happy for The Hobbit to be on to be on audible unabridged. Abridged versions of books are just so wrong it's a crime. The narrator is wonderful. He is very able to carry this story and separate the voices. His tone and the depth of his voice, it's a pleasure to listen to. The story is after all the Hobbit. It's wonderful and fantastical and an adventure that everyone must take at least once in their lives.