The author has a really soothing voice. Listening to this book reminded me of my childhood. This was on of the first books that I remember my dad reading to me as a child before bed time.
I really enjoyed all of the characters in this book. At different points in my life I have been better able to understand the different characters better.
All of them are wonderfully produced
Rob Inglis does such a wonderful job with all of the Tolkien books
The story is wonderful and Rob really makes it come alive.
The writing is superb. The characters are all very well written. This is one of my favorite books.
The beginning when the dwarves show up at Bilbo's house.
After the battle at the end of the book.
This is a must listen! Don't miss out!
The narrator. I had a really hard time listening to his voice. And it was really difficult to differenciate between the different characters because he didn't really change his voice at all.
To be honest, this genre is a bit of a stretch for me to begin with. I woudn't mind trying a different book in this genre. It all just depends on the story, and the narrator.
Someone with a bit more variation in their voice. Perhaps also someone that doesn't have such a deep, gravelly voice. I'm not sure who that would be.
No. Mostly because I couldn't get into the story because the narrators voice was so difficult for me to listen to.
This might be a book that is better to read than to listen to.
I wish I could suggest that you see the movie instead, but that was boring, too. Bummer, I had high hopes for this one.
7 OF TOP 20
Smeagol he is a strange character and I like him
Great book! Must read!
Absolutely. The story is wonderful, and Rob Inglis is well chosen in his voice. You could imagine him as a wizard or dwarf king reading the tomes right from "There and Back Again."
Bilbo going down into the dragon lair. I was actually distracted listening to the story!
Deep, Rich, Melodic.
Welcome to Middle Earth, a land of discovery, mystery, creatures, and adventure. "Once you step out your door, there is no telling where you might end up."
Worth it. If I could advise one audio book for the free demo, this is it.
When the first movie came out, I decided to buy the Hobbit from Audible; I'd already heard and enjoyed it countless times, but I thought that now was the time to keep it. The plot is perfect, the characters immortal and the narration beyond compare.
The night where Bilbo and the Dwarves were staying in Beorn's house and they began singing that song. Inglis's perfomance was particularly spectacular there.
Inglis does an excellent job of giving each of the characters their own voice; you can tell Bilbo from Smaug, and Gandalf from Gollum without thinking twice. He is perfect
I always laugh whenever I hear the first song the Dwarves sing; "Chip the glasses and crack the plates...", and so on.
You can't have enough with just the Hobbit. The narration of LOTR MUST come next.
among the best ever.
other JRR Tolkien, of course.
perfect as usual--I love listening to him!
several times I both laughed out loud and cried. Engaging drama!!!
Absolutely love the story, as I love all of Tolkien's books. The narrator's performance completely killed it for me, though. I could barely stand to listen to it and in fact, have not finished listening for that very reason. Sad but true. Please, please find a different narrator and I might give listening another go.