First. The top. The crème de la crème. The narration is perfect. The performance of the songs and poetry are nothing short of moving. This was my first audiobook, and after listening to dozens more, nothing compares.
Boromir, probably. The sad tale of the noble man of Gondor who tries to do the right thing, but is hated by his father, and is killed by a band of Orcs trying to protect the hobbits. The song "The Departure of Boromir" is performed here, and it almost brought tears to my eyes.
What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring
to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.
Everything. He is exciting when the story is exciting, and sorrowful when the story is sad. The listener can tell which character is speaking just by the distinctiveness of Rob Inglis' performance--even before the book says "said Pippin," we know it is Pippin who has spoken.
Sauraman's voice is said to be both sweet and cunning, moving and evil, and Rob Inglis' performs it perfectly.
You won't be disappointed.
overall the story was magnificent. I do however believe that the reader could have poured more effort into the voices and intentions of the characters. Their motivations are often lost with the wrong inflections of his voice. Don't get me wrong and think that the tale is degraded by the reader.
The first time I read the fellowship of the ring it was 1967 had just come out in paperback 50 times later yes I read it for 50 times plus seeing the movies about 10 times I've come back to read it again blessed my red it was probably around 15 years ago and it was like coming home I love this book I love the whole trilogy and I swear I can say some of the parts out of memory this is a great book this is a great trilogy is probably the best series and the 20th century and you'll have a ball reading it it's different than the movies the language is a little bit old but I'll tell you you'll learn some new words
I like this story. There is a reason it's a classic. I can't listen to this without shudders every sentence. The narrator keeps doing those awful inhales right on the microphone.
It's hard to listen to.
Yes. The story was wonderful. It is a deep work that can be read again and again. You will get something new every time you read it.
The growth and change of all the characters.
Gandalf. Rob gave the best impression of Gandalf ever.
I laughed and cried and was scared too at points.
The reader for this book was amazing! He has a soothing voice and skillfully distinguishes between characters. He also sings every single song that is in the book which was quite a surprise to me, but very entertaining and keeping with the spirit of the book.
I love the film's and finally have the opportunity to listen the the source material, it does not disappoint! the performance was wonderful and easy to follow. I recommend this to anyone interested in the fantasy, especially if you love the film's.
I have seen the movies uncounted times, and read the books even more in the past 30 years since I first fell in love with them. And yet, this recording opened my eyes to details I had never paid attention to before.
Excellent story! Always a fan of Tolkien's work.
The voice actor they chose however left much to be desired. While excellent for the deep voices of some of the male characters, the female characters and elves were much less realistic. And finally, while I appreciate the attempt to incorporate the songs, I would have preferred a simple recitation instead of the average at best tune the reader chose to try and put to the lyrics.