Everyone should read this book at one point or another in their life
What isn't like able about this story stupid question for this book
His performance does justice to the book gives it the atmosphere that helps breathe reality into the book if you prefer listening as opposed to reading with your eyes this masterpiece!
One of the best books of all time!
Big fan of Sci-Fi. Sometimes I like the Sci and sometimes I like the Fi.
He has a wonderful rich voice and it is obvious he loves the book the Hobbit. He knows the characters (ALL of THEM) so well, he brings them to life. I plan on making my kids listen to this book. Maybe we will sit down as a family and listen to it as we turn the pages in front of the fire this winter.
I wish Rob Inglis would redo George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice. I know that sounds rash but hear me out. Roy Dotrice is/was an amazing reader but he is getting old and his most recent performance of redoing Feast for Crows was awful. It appears he didn't take the time to listen to his past performances before reading that book because he messed it up! Voices are different, pronunciation of names are different, all and all a lack luster performance not at all what I was hoping for.
So, Rob Inglis, in this listeners opinion you can be the new Roy Dotrice. Please redo the Game of Thrones series for me.
I know this will never happen but it would be awesome if it did.
As far back as the 60's you seldom saw me without a well dog-eared copy of one of Professor Tolkien's books in my pocket!
I've listened to "the Hobbit (dramatized)" on the radio, tape and Audible - and will, likely do so again. BUT, to follow Bilbo, inch by inch, "there and back again"! It is, truly, a treat to close your eyes and be right at his shoulder through his many adventures!
Well... I must say I haven't read the print version to say. But I can say this the narrator made this story come to life. He performed each character excellently and gave them wonderful individual voices. The many pieces where he had to sing, although not my favorite parts... He sold me on it every time!
The emotion and almost physical battle against Gollom stands out to me the most. But there were so many moments. But the reason why that particular moment stands out to me is because I love the riddle game the two play.
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But of course! We are talking about the writings of Tolkien. There were several and it would be hard for me to select one.
I'd read this as a young adult and couldn't remember why I liked it then - but I loved it again and thought the performance was especially fine. I tumbled down the rabbit hole into another world. So glad I satisfied my curiosity.
I had never read Tolkien as a kid. I thought it was time, after being bombarded with Hobbit references, to rectify that fact. The Hobbit is a quick scan and a fun, imaginative story, well told.
Rob Inglis does an incredible job narrating Tolkien’s work. His voice work and inflection perfectly match the tone and sentiment throughout the book. The melodies he used in the songs allow your mind to insert yourself into the scene. Truly remarkable.
Gandalf is my favorite character through the entirety of Tolkien's work but it is hard not to fall in love with Bilbo. He is such a genuine character with a good heart. His actions and decisions are endearing and will win you over.
Bilbo and the dwarves journey through Mirkwood is enjoyable for its tension, action and strong character moments. Though longer than a single scene, this section of the book is where I feel Bilbo really comes into his own.
This is a hard book to turn off. Tolkien sets each scene so wonderfully, you simple cannot wait to see what happens next.
This is a classic made even better by the wonderful narration of Rob Inglis. I highly recommend this to any fans of Tolkien or the fantasy genre. You owe it to yourself to listen even if you have read the book before.
The great beginning
The narration is incredible. I couldn't stop listening
His organized voices. With so many dwarves he did a great job!
I laughed a few times and purchased the first of The Lord of the rings
Without question. Inglis's performance of the Hobbit is incredible. Many narrators are good with differing voices for the characters, but Inglis is at another level entirely. He sings the poetry, and tells the story as it was meant to be, like a father reading a story to his children before bed.
The best comparison is to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, to which this is a prequel.
He sings the songs instead of just reading them. While sometimes it is a little strange, it really works, and carries you into a land of dwarves and elves.
Yes - it would be ideal for that, if one had the time, although it is much too long.
The book itself is worth rereading, as I have many times, but I will definitely be relistening to this as well. Top marks.