I have read the Hobbit and the LOTR Trilogy many times, but until it was brought to life by Rob Inglis I have missed so much. Tolkien was more than an author of a cornerstone fantasy novel, he was a poet and a linguist. There are songs and poems that I honestly glossed over or scanned in previous readings... and the elvish language, I never attempted to pronounce it or spend too much time on it. But, Rob Inglis sings the songs (beautifully) and reads the poems and pronounces the elvish language... it's amazing. If you don't like this narrator you probably shouldn't be bothering with audio books.
While a good story, the fact that it has quite a few songs (which are sung and have historically usage of the lore) and usage of older words that aren't as in normal use makes it sometimes a little hard to follow. Not impossible but harder. Still, even with this, I wouldn't wish them to remove these things, just a note for others to be aware of this to go in a little less "blind".
love this book. it makes me forget where I am and what I am doing. I find myself standing at random spots staring into nothing. nothing but the story has any meaning in those moments