The personalities were great. It had the same enjoyable feeling as the lord of the rings. It really worked my imagination.
Gandoff is my favorite character. I have always liked magic.
I think the narrator did fine.
I am not sure
I loved this book. I wish the dragon had a bigger role.
I read this book many years ago and wasn't sure how it would come through as a 'listen'. It was a a lot of fun. Hearing the hobbit's life described made me yearn for a nice cozy cave to hang out in from time to time! And the adventures of the book were fast moving and interesting. Looking forward to seeing the moving having just finished this download.
Of all the audio books I've listened to, this is the most clear. The sound effects are very entertaining. Gandolf is my fav - He is always there when needed.
The performance is all that kept me listening. The story couldn't have been more predictable.
Truly amazing! Well over a dozen believable characters by one man.
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.