Actually this is 3rd audiobook that I have listened to. It was very good.
This story follows Joseph Campbell's format of the Hero's Journey.
I particularly remember his rendition of Gollum.
This was a very entertaining listen. I have never been able to actually read this book. I always lost interest after about 2 pages. However, the performance took me right in, and I ended up enjoying the story.
This is a J. R. Tolkien book which is a prequel to Lord Of the Rings and an understanding of his writing world.
A Fun Adventure
When Bilbo finally decides to go on the adventure.
I love audio books because I can go through the book quicker
Not necessarily one sitting but on a road trip or over a few trips
Owned this on tape and now I am glad to have it on MP3
I wanted to re-read this book before going to see the movie and I am so glad I did. The Narrator was wonderful. He SINGS the songs and very well I might add.
The Hobbit is the "perfect" fantasy novel. There is no other stand alone fantasy novel that holds a candle to it, in my opinion.
The riddle sequence with Bilbo and Gollum is by far my favorite part.
Near the top
Told in a fashion that pulls the listener into the story
Not sure if I know of other Inglis performances but can say he is just right for telling the tale
The story is delightful and even knowing the outcome (a favorite read-again), felt great anticipation about what would come next
Was pleased to attend the newest movie and find the cinema interpretation enhanced the read
Its up there as my favorite so far
no comparision, its what other books in the fantasy genre strive to be.
So many, The dwarfs showing up at Bilbo's and the party that ensues, Bilbo and the Smaug meeting, the escape from the wood elves.
The narration is top notch! I loved his singing of the dwarven songs.
The casual style and pace contrast with the LOTR and makes this a great book for introducing fantasy genre to children and preteens.
Smaug the dragon of course.
He does a creditable job with the voices and pronunciations.
adventure, classic, overcoming
It's hard to compare Tolkien to other books, as his writings are often the inspiration for many other great adventure stories.
I loved that Rob Inglis sings Tolkien's songs! When I read the book before, I found myself scanning the written verses, but it was a real joy to hear them sung as Tolkien intended.
If anything it restored a great sense of joy that I felt the first time I ever read the story. There's just something about a little person of no consequence becoming the unlikely hero of a great adventure story.
Even if you've read this book before, like I have, this book is worth the listen. Rob Ingles manages to distinguish the voices of the 13 dwarves, the hobbit, Gandalf and does an excellent Golum. His singing of the songs in the book is the real icing on the cake of this well written and narrated story.
The Hobbit is a delightful story, and the narrator's soothing voice is simply wonderful to listen too. I loved hearing all the songs sung, it made the story even better than when I read it years ago. All of this makes the book better to listen to than to read.
My favorite thing about this book is Bilbo Baggins. I love the hobbits in all the books. I find myself wanting to sit by the fire and have tea with him and gandalf.
I cant possibly pick just one scene as my favorite! The whole book is magical.