Rob Inglis did a great job narrating, differentiating characters with different voices. I was impressed that he even sang the songs, and although i'm sure some weren't quite as Tolkien had intended, they weren't painful to listen to.
Tell us about yourself! I'm a teacher in Colorado for Special Education 4th- 8th grade. I'm 50 years old, and love to read.
My son, age 12, actually wanted this book on audio after he'd read the hard copy.. I'd read it in Jr. High and was thrilled that he was interested. The book did not disappoint him, and he asked for the trilogy next.
The story was hard for me to follow, but I have never read books like the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. But the overall story was great and now I plan on reading the Lord of the Rings..The narrator was great!
I enjoyed this about the same as others I have heard.
Fantasy, obviously. The Hobbit and LotR made fantasy.
Yes, I could not though.
The singing, not so good.
I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
Whether you've read it already, and either before or after the movie, this is an audiobook that's just plain enjoyable to listen to. Same is true of Rob Inglis's rendition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Truthfully, I had a hard time years ago with the paper copies when it came to the songs, (They're just not my thing.) But Inglis makes them not only endurable but sort of fun. This a story worth reading or hearing or seeing again and again. I suppose that's why it can be considered a classic. Tolkien and Inglis make the story come alive visually so that you have a movie in your own head, and one perfectly compatible with the new movie. A must for any audiobook library, whether you just want a friendly story to accompany you through driving/walking/housework/quilting (much more fun than housework--I'm not "Robert," more like "Mrs. Robert"), or whether it's a new to you and you'll be sitting on the edge of your seat, you need to hear it.
The story itself can't be beat if you enjoy science fiction/fantasy subject matter
How every detail is described and read and how the story feels like you are part of it.
The whole thing
no, too long.
It took me a little bit to get used to Rob Inglis and the whole audible experience. After getting used to it I would say that Rob Inglis does a great job at differentiating the characters and I would definately recommend this book.
I don't know how the movie could measure up to this audible unabridged version.
Yes, have listened to it twice already. I always listen to books twice or more to see what I missed the first time.
I really can say that I have nothing to compare it to. At least anything I have listened to.
no, several driving sessions
I'm intrigued by how the story is told. It's full of details that lead your imagination to a new world; the world of The Hobbit.
The lord of the Rings, due to the richness in the characters and story.
My favorit was Gandalf and the Hobbit BilBo Baggins.
I wanted no delay while i listen to the Hobbit's story.
One of my favorite books!
Aerospace engineer and web site developer
There are so many fictional names and places in this story that it can be hard to follow at times. Also, some of the conversations can be drawn out at times with no real purpose.
Overall though, the performance and story is good. Just like the Lord of the Rings series, however, the movie in my opinion is better.