This man has the soil of Middle Earth in his voice, I don't know how, but he does. The pauses, the inflections, the voices, the expressions, every nuance work together to move me from here to there. I am a stickler for the actual reading of books, so my mind can create the world, but this, this makes me very glad to make an exception.
Hands down one of the best.....ever.
I've read the hobbit many times before, and this reading certainly did it justice. The narrators voices and songs, though very different than what I imagined, are nevertheless fun and accurate.
Why is it that I can listen to this tale of Tolkien over and over, and yet, with each telling it seems totally new and fresh? Language, expertly wielded, free of anything sordid, building a plot at once realistic and fantastic; in short, enriching for all ages.
I have read this book over 100 times. This is the first time adjusting to it, until I feel reader was a little boring, the story continues to throw me. Definitely a good listen, if you can get over the man reading the book. I did, however, the I read the Harry Potter series would have done a better job with this one.