I didn't read this as a kid. I probably should have. It is for kids and I found it dull.
I suppose but I didn't really like him as a narrator.
Anything by Tolkien is worth every moment of time spent reading, and we have waited a very long time to have a great audio production of this beloved story. I'm just not sure I would buy the Lord of the Rings Trilogy narrated by Mr Inglis.
There are so many-we quote entire passages to one another at home. Perhaps my favorite part is little Bilbo stuffing his friends into the barrels and not realizing he needs one for himself until it is nearly too late. It is funny and a bit hair-raising and written with such affection for Bilbo it makes one smile and tear up a bit.
He seemed a bit slow and ponderous and made Thorin Oakenshield sound positively morose. In the exciting parts I wanted him to SOUND more excited. Mr Inglis' pacing was exactly the same throughout the narration as well as for each character, such that the story felt depressing and the characters all sounded detached.
It has, silly, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for starters.
I lissten to many of the books in my Audible Library repeatedly. I'm not sure I will listen to this version of the Hobbit often, due to the unsatisfying narration.
This is one of the best audiobook experiences I had in the last few years, I heard it before in a full cast version, but honestly, if you want to enjoy this, first, you need an unabridged version, and second, a great narrator.
The story itself is one of the most fascinating adventures you'll find around, so much that when reaching the end you fell kinda sad is getting to an end, and I can't really say that for every audiobook out there.
Comparing The Hobbit to other stories is not easy, it's a story like no other, you need to listen to the whole J.R.R. Tolkien books to get the full idea, there's Narnia and perhaps Eldest and Brisingr, but not comparable.
The voices are just espectacular, the pace, the rythm, you get so attached to the style that you fell you can't stop the audiobook until it is finished.
The Hobbit, how the will of a small hobbit can make a difference!
Overall, 5 stars seems to be not enough, there are some things to improve perhaps in the recording, little "hiss" sound now and then, but the story and narrator are so good, you just ignore them after a while.
Shocking I know but I have never read The Hobbit. Always wanted to but never got around to it so when Audible released the audio version I immediately bought it. Overall I truly enjoyed the book and found it to be extremely entertaining from start to finish. Rob Inglis does an incredible job with the crazy amounts of voices and singing he does through the book.
Overall truly enjoyed The Hobbit, it wasn't the epic I originally thought it might be but was entertaining nonetheless.
Yes the narrator sings all the songs and does different voices for each character.
Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, the book gives a detailed creation of another world where the characters come to life
the meeting at Bear's house
yes it was hard to stop listening, I carried it around with me for 2 days straight
The narrator does an awesome job. I even enjoyed the songs in the book that I always skimmed over.
Great to listen to since I read the book over 35 years ago.
The production was very well done, I wanted to reread The Hobbit since I has last read it 40 years ago. Now I am ready for the movie.
I have waited a long time for the unabridged version of this book to become available. I was disappointed in the readers interpretation of the characters. The BBC dramatization was so much better. A shame, this could have been so much better. Very disappointed!
Just did not like how he did the characters.
Sadness and disappointment in the performance.
I've been waiting for several years for the Rob Inglis' narration of Tolkien's classic series to come to Audible. No other narration or dramatization even comes close to this one, and I've listened to them all.
My husband and I enjoyed listening to The Hobbit while staying at a peaceful B&B that had little electronic media. We very much enjoyed watching the fire as the story of the hobbits, elves, and other folk of middle earth unfolded. Rob Inglis is amazing as a storyteller.
The chapter of the entrapment of the dwarfs by the spiders and Bilbo's subsequent rescue of them was truly exciting (and creepy)!
I loved the description of the shire and Misty Mountains.
The movie has been made and was wonderful in it's own way.