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.
This was one of the books my mom read to me when I was very small. While Rob Inglis sounds nothing like her, his reading is incredible! What a treat for my ears and imagination! Get ready for story time again!
His interpretation of the songs is very amusing.
Like a movie only more detail. Listeners behold, a masterpiece. A work of art that not only holds your interest but keeps you wanting more.If you haven't seen The Lords Of The Rings trilogy then I insist you do. The Hobbit, a book you.ll enjoy
Hold on to your seats
I didn't read this as a kid. I probably should have. It is for kids and I found it dull.
I suppose but I didn't really like him as a narrator.
Anything by Tolkien is worth every moment of time spent reading, and we have waited a very long time to have a great audio production of this beloved story. I'm just not sure I would buy the Lord of the Rings Trilogy narrated by Mr Inglis.
There are so many-we quote entire passages to one another at home. Perhaps my favorite part is little Bilbo stuffing his friends into the barrels and not realizing he needs one for himself until it is nearly too late. It is funny and a bit hair-raising and written with such affection for Bilbo it makes one smile and tear up a bit.
He seemed a bit slow and ponderous and made Thorin Oakenshield sound positively morose. In the exciting parts I wanted him to SOUND more excited. Mr Inglis' pacing was exactly the same throughout the narration as well as for each character, such that the story felt depressing and the characters all sounded detached.
It has, silly, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for starters.
I lissten to many of the books in my Audible Library repeatedly. I'm not sure I will listen to this version of the Hobbit often, due to the unsatisfying narration.
This is one of the best audiobook experiences I had in the last few years, I heard it before in a full cast version, but honestly, if you want to enjoy this, first, you need an unabridged version, and second, a great narrator.
The story itself is one of the most fascinating adventures you'll find around, so much that when reaching the end you fell kinda sad is getting to an end, and I can't really say that for every audiobook out there.
Comparing The Hobbit to other stories is not easy, it's a story like no other, you need to listen to the whole J.R.R. Tolkien books to get the full idea, there's Narnia and perhaps Eldest and Brisingr, but not comparable.
The voices are just espectacular, the pace, the rythm, you get so attached to the style that you fell you can't stop the audiobook until it is finished.
The Hobbit, how the will of a small hobbit can make a difference!
Overall, 5 stars seems to be not enough, there are some things to improve perhaps in the recording, little "hiss" sound now and then, but the story and narrator are so good, you just ignore them after a while.