The reader--Rob Inglis--is *the* voice of the Lord of the Rings for me. It's just perfect for this type of fantasy. I loved his reading of "The Wizard of Earthsea" and he does another fantastic job with Tolkien's work.
I've seen all the movies, but didn't know the things that you can only learn from the book, for example Froto was 50 when he started on his journey. I love that "coming of age" for a hobit is 33yrs, I thought that was great.
I can't really decide, (please excuse my spelling of the names) I like all of the hobits, Aegon, Gandolf, and Legolos.
My father read 'The Hobbit' to me when I was a little girl and then 'The Lord of The Rings.' I thought he did a fine job of it even though he didn't have all the voices that Rob Inglis has and didn't even attempt to sing the songs. I fell in love with the books then and have been a fan ever since and read them both several times I think Mr Inglis does a fine job with his narration, a tough assignment for anyone listening who is as familiar with the story as I am and there are many, many fans.
If you want to listen to a story with terrific characters, heart and enough adventure to last a lifetime, this is the book for you. It may be fantasy, but within these pages are people and situations drawn from real life too. Happy listening, I am looking forward to the next two.
This is by far the most exciting, most literate, most frightening, most elevating, most imaginative, most humane story ever written.If you have only seen the film, well, too bad. All that remains to be said is that Rob Inglis' narration is masterful.If you have only one credit, use it here.
This book has always been among my favorites. The audio version keeps it right at the top.
While there is a lot of detail that makes this story come to life they don't bog down the flow of the story. It keeps moving and stays captivating.
I loved the part about Tom Bombadil. He is a true character that adds serious information in a comedic way.
No. This was a book I enjoyed while working out at the gym. It helped me through many workouts.
The reader of this story did an excellent job. He make the characters come to life without interfering with the story. He also kept a good pace without rushing or dragging through it. His voice is clear and easy to understand and follow.
Rob Inglis brings the characters to life, and even manages to read the elvish tongues gracefully. One of my best listens!
very nicely done, but I wish Mr. Inglis either waited to get over his head cold or would have taken an decongestant before reading.
He sounds like someone with a clothes pin on his nose.
There is not much about the story I could or would have changed. It is a masterpiece
pronunciation of the names of people places and things in Middle Earth.
The moment that Gandalf tells Frodo to not wish anyone dead unless he had the power to return life.
I love reading a book and listening to a book.
Yes, the narration was wonderful and the story is always epic.
I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy and this was another chance to enjoy the story. The reading is easy to follow and deep in its character building.
I always like to hear an narrator do some voice changes for the characters and Rob Inglis was great.
No so full of detail, I needed time to absorb some of the story.
Always loved Fantasy, Futuristic Fiction, and things of that nature.
This is the only version of LOTR WORTH listening to! Best telling I've ever heard!!
I really enjoyed this reading of The Fellowship of the Rings. I have always loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but the audio book drew attention to the songs that I always skimmed over while reading the print copy.