I enjoyed remembering reading this back in high school and how great a story this is.
I have been waiting for the unabridged reading for some time.
I think I will be trying to listen to this every year.
Great story only thing I would change is the singing of the narrator. I think the singing might be better served by different types of voices for the different races. I do not think elves should sound like dwarfs when they sing. I was a good effort but kind of took me out of the story.
Rob Inglis does an amazing performance.
It's hard not to compare every character's voice and performance etc. w/those in the Peter Jackson films, but even then Rob Inglis still manages to hold his own against them—and this was decades before the story became as famous as it is now.
Gandalf - his powers and full story have always been a mystery and are quite interesting.
British Slow So-so
Actually - after reading this a second time I realize how annoying dwarves are, which makes Bilbo the Hobbit all the more likeable.
Great story and good performance. I could hear Rob Inglis breathing quite a bit which was distracting at times.
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The Book (Story) itself is beyond reproach. The performance is extremely good. Even the songs sounded like they might have in a far off time somewhere quite removed from our world.
I really enjoy the narrator character of this story. The book is set up as somebody telling you the story, and the narrator often adds funny little side comments throughout. This keeps the story fun and engaging.
The dwarves first coming, uninvited to Bilbo's hobbit hole makes me laugh every time, regardless of how many times I've read it!
Bilbo and Thorin reconciling at the end of the story is a very moving scene.
Great book, and a wonderful reading! Rob Inglis adds so much to the story, and really makes it come alive.
I will listen to parts of this book as the movie comes out to remind myself of the plot and characters.
Rob is a very talented narrator.
This is the 2nd time I've listened to this book and I really enjoyed it as much if not more this time around. Rob Inglis does a good job with the various voices.
A great way to hear the classic story and get other stuff done too.
Each character has its own voice and way of speaking. Goblins sound evil and slimy, Gandalf sounds like a powerful wizard. Really neat!
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I think I have read The Hobbit at least 10 times since I was a sixth grader, and never get tired of it. What a treat to have it read to me by Rob Inglis. His voice and reading are perfect, he portrays all the characters with great skill. I can't wait to listen to The Lord of the Rings!
I was so happy to see that an unabridged version of The Hobbit had been listed by Audible. I hadn't read (or listened) to the book since my adult children were little. While, of course, the story was still great, I have to say that Rob Inglis' performance was fantastic. He brought the various and many characters to life with his different vocalizations and narrative style. All in all, this listen was great experience. I can't wait until I have time to tackle the Lord of the Rings trilogy.