It takes me back to when I was a kid listening to my Mom read it to me. I loved this book then and I love it still.
I could if I had the time. Rob does such a great job with all the voices.
Yes, If you liked the movie the book will fill in much of the back story.
Just an avid reader
Exceeded expectations. Poems read, songs sung. And not one word omitted. Have just started The Fellowship of the Ring based on this rendition of The Hobbit.
I will listen to it again several times I imagine because I will want to nuance it with the movies.
The humor with Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarves
The audio version with Rob Ingles is very good. Unabridged and available on audible. It's interesting how Tolkein gets into the psychology of dwarves who won't let go of their treasure. How much they are like us! We snoop right around with Satan's stuff and then you God uses some unlikely hero to save us from ourselves in spite of ourselves!
Love it!! Wish I could turn up the volume though.
The volume needs to be louder over the whole book
This is one of my favorite books and I was pleased to get this with the Rob Ingliss reading. Top notch.
So many books, so little time...
I love this story, I only wish that someone else loved it as much.
Happy to see this available, but these recordings of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, etc are the Library editions that were created over 20 years ago. It is hard to believe that the publishers don't feel that they had enough NEW interest in the books to make new recordings. of the books, certainly the hundreds of millions of dollars made by the films would have warranted new recordings of the book.
That said, Bob Inglis did a great job on this book; It is sad that I had listened to this before.
If you have never heard the book I highly recommend it to you.
I tried to get into this audio book but it just seemed too elementary for my taste. It seems as if it were written to be on the 5th grade reading list at your local elementary school. I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies and will probably watch the Hobbit when it is released but the audio book was too painful to finish...
As soon as I was done with it. I listened to it again. Its just so good.
I love the mishap with the Trolls and of course Bilbo's interaction with Smog.
Inglis does an outstanding job with all the voices. Its hard to believe he can do so many. I think I like Gandalf the best.
I think I could listen to it all in one sitting, but its almost 12 hours and who has the time for that? Never the less, you don't have to listen to it all in one sitting to enjoy it properly.
It was amazing and I'm sure I'll listen to it again when I'm done with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy that is...
As someone who has read The Hobbit many times, it was a pleasure to be able to hear it while on long drives. My elementary-age son enjoyed it immensely. He has difficulty keeping engaged in things (ADHD) although reads short paragraphs at a high level. At first, he seemed as if he wasn't paying attention, but as the action rose, he started to ask me questions. This was great for both of us: I got to listen to good literature I'd previously enjoyed; he delved into something he previously would have ignored in print.
Lord of the Rings, of course. Except a bit easier for young ones.
The narrator was fantastic. He quickly and with great skill switched from voice to voice. His singing was superb. I, frankly, never read the songs all the way through in the print version. I actually heard their meaning this time.
No, we intentionally used in the car over several days.