I absolutely love this!! I was not expecting the narrator to be perfect for this story. He made very distinct voices for each of the characters which made listening much easier and much MUCH more entertaining. His narration made it super easy to submerge myself into the story, which, for me, is impossible for me to do with a bad or even a decent narrator. He is wonderful and I could not be happier about his performance. The story itself is well known, but for anyone who doesn't know anything about it, plainly, it's a wonderful story. Bilbo is easy to identify with because of some of his nervousness, and you get to watch him grow into someone who is brave but also uses his intellect and common sense. The story is also easy to submerge yourself into, making the narrator and the story perfect for eachother. I didn't grow up with the story, so the nostalgia factor is out of there, and it's still exciting, challenging, and in a lot of places hilarious.
10 outta 10, would recommend.
A timeless classic. Love this story so much. It creates a world of wonder and terror. Will always be one of my very favorite books.
Started by watching the movies, but the story in the book is a bit different and very much worth it.
I read this book over and over in childhood. Listening to it for the first time was just great... a must do if this is a childhood favorite.
Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history
After the the Hollywood movies, it's good to hear the real story again. While the movie say really good, this is really the story that brought fantasy to life for me and I've been hooked ever since.