The Hobbit is a fantastic journey and undoubtedly a classic. The story is wonderfully written and the narration is fantastic. The songs are very well sung and there is enough variation in tone and accent to keep the listener entranced. This is truly a masterpiece and I can give it no end of praise.
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
We Love the Rob Inglis version of the Hobbit. I love the songs that he sings. Most are really great. He does a fantastic job. My children and my whole family love this version. Most people won't need a review of the story. This is a great version to listen to on long car trips. Our relatives live in other states so the trips can be VERY long. One of the very best in classic fantasy books. Probably not for children below 8 although my husband read it to our children when they were in about first grade. The only real lead in necessary for The Lord of the Rings which is definitely for older teenage and pre-teen children and above. My husband reads these books almost every year. They are old friends. This audiobook is mine. It is one of the reasons I joined Audible and I'm pleased as punch to own it so it will work easily on listening devices. Now if we could just find our own hobbit hole.....
Yes because I was sad when the journey ended.
Bilbo, without a doubt, because he did what he had to do not what was easy or comfortable for him.
No I haven't. I hope he does more. He did a great job.
Just when it ended. Like Bilbo, i was longing for more after it was over. It is a great story.
Easily the best narration of any of the books I've read. And of course the classic story needs no introduction. A modern classic of the English language.
Iv only listened to the the one. So I cant say. But it is great entertainment.
The fellowship of the rings
He brings it to life! Almost as if I was with them on there quest.
Yes. But it was far to long. Great for late nights by the fire.
Say something about yourself!
Rob Inglis is masterful in narrating and bringing to life this classic masterpiece!
Yes! I actually own this in CDs but purchased this for my son to listen to. But I remember my husband and I listening and staying up late spellbound.
If you ever wondered what the big deal is about the Hobbit or tried to read it as a youngster...get this audio! It, along with the LOTR audiobooks are my favorites!
I love listening to books. It has given me the ability to devour books without the guilt of sitting for hours. Bilbo Baggins was my companion on vacuuming, dishwashing, laundry folding and he made it effortless. This is not the usual genre I choose, but as I have heard that JRR Tolkien is a wonderful writer I decided to try it out. His writing style is flawless, he has a command of the english language like few others. The performance by Rob Inglis brought each character to life. It was a vivid and amazing adventure. I enjoyed it so much that my aversion to Lord of Rings was washed away and I can't wait to start listening to it tonight (while I am waiting for my boys to finish karate practice.)
Listened to The Hobbit after seeing the movie to get a better understanding of the characters. It was fun to use the imagers from the movies to put with the characters and their voices. The reading was excellent. I had only read children's Tolkien books so it was fun to hear an unabridged version and to understand why they are such great classics.
Yes, I would listen to The Hobbit again. Mr. Inglis did a very good job with his performance
of a classic book. It was at a good pace and the voices kept it interesting.
Epic, Imaginative, Clever
Bilbo represents the part of us that timid, consumed with his creature comforts, and unwilling to take risks. We then see the spark of adventure ignite, and he leaves his comfort zone and learns things about himself and his world he would have never otherwise known. I find that incredibly inspirational.
I've read, seen, heard this story many times before, so my reactions weren't so dramatic- but this retelling of it did provide something unique. I enjoyed it immensely.
If you read this as a child, saw the 1978 animation, revisit this audio book before seeing the new movie- your experience will be greatly enhanced.