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.
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.
I am a writer and a photographer, I enjoy playing the drums and exercising in my off hours.
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.