Obviously a well known, time honored story so I can't say much about the story itself. Rob Inglis' narration was perfect. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job at bringing the characters to life. Even though I've read the book a dozen times, I couldn't stop listening to the audio version.
Yes, because I can never get enough of the fantasy it provides.
His voice captivates the listener by speaking with emotion.
GOOD! I throughly enjoyed the story and songs included by the various characters Elves, Dwarves, even Hobbits. This is what I missed in previous versions.
I enjoyed The description of Bjorn's land, and his vile hatred of the Orc's and Trolls invasion.
The singing, the songs were the best aspect of his performance. And the clarity of his performance, was very refreshing.
Yes, if I had the available time I wold of listen to this book in one sittting.
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I liked the audio book more than the presentations because of the way the narrator used different voices for the characters.
This story is a classic, there is nothing not to like here.
This well known classic is awesome in audio! The humor, details and story line capture your imagination and anticipation upon every time your listen to it. The lyrics sung by mythical characters really add a dimension to entering into the story.
The was good and Rob Inglis was very good. The only thing that i didn't like was all the songs. Each one was so long and annoying. just seemed never ending. other than that, overall it wasnt a waste of time
Its hard to compare the written version to the Audio book. I would say the audio version did a fantastic job, but nothing can beat ones imagination for looks and sounds of characters and creatures. It was a wonderful companion on my long drive the audio performance was great and the voicing of characters add a sense of wonder to the adventure.
The Hobbit is a must read for any Fantasy fan.
Tolkien fans should listen to this before the movie is released.
The performance is flawless.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a classic. The first novel I ever read, it began for me a love affair with the literature of the English language that has lasted my lifetime. I have read it at different times in my life, each time discovering something new. I have read it to my children, and I hope one day to read it to my grandchildren. I have truly enjoyed having Rob Inglis read it to me. He has a wonderful voice, does a great job with the different characters, and even sings all the songs. If, by chance, I cannot be there to read The Hobbit to my future children or grandchildren, then I can trust this Audible edition to stand in for me.
I wouldn't say it is better, per se, but it complements it extremely well. Robert Inglis is amazing.
The deep and rich characters and world that Tolkien has created.
This is equally as good as The Lord of the Rings, which is to say, excellent.
Bilbo's last moments with Thrain.