Exciting and fun to listen to.
Tolkien takes great pains to set the scene and show you the scenery. It was well written.
I liked Rob's performance of Sam. Rob kept it consistent even when there were many different people talking.
One Ring to Rule Them All.
It was a little long, but good.
I love this story for it's timelessness, and I love seeing how other stories across the decades have been inspired by it.
No. While I felt he was a good fit for the story, I still found him incredibly boring.
No, much like the Fellowships journey, I wanted it to go on and just savor it.
I loved the Lord of the Rings as a book. I've read it well over 10 times. (closer to 20). What I didn't realize until I heard it read out loud was how much of it I skipped over while reading. I never particularly liked "The Hobbit". I thought it was clearly a children's book, and I dismissed it as such. I found that listening to the first book of the Rings trilogy was that it was very much in the same vein. Tolkien clearly evolved as a writer during the writing of the Rings trilogy, and the 1st part of the trilogy starts out very much a children's book. It has a number of silly children's songs that are quite frankly embarrassing to listen to. While reading them you have the option of course to simply skip them, but while listening to it you are forced to listen to pretty pathetic renditions of what are pretty stupid songs (the word inane comes to mind). It's hard to blame the reader too much, after all is he supposed to compose the music himself? What you get is the same melody (if you can call it that) repeated interminably for every song. It makes you want to shoot him just to shut him up.
Eventually I just gave up listening to it. It was spoiling the good memories of the book that I've had all my life. This is one book that is better read than listened to.
If you are into audio books, then yes, this version is better than print. I can listen anytime, anywhere, without having to sit down and stop everything to read. Also, I am really bad about skimming when I get to the good parts in books, and listening takes that out of the equation, and allows all the details to soak in.
Come on...is this a serious question? Gandalf....because, Gandalf.
First Rob performance, but I'm glad to see he voices the other 2, because I can't wait to hear those!
If you love Fantasy and Adventure, you'll love Lord of the Rings.
Inglis is a brilliant speaker for this. He does a wonderful job of distinguishing the characters and he is able to to insert emotion into the story. He also is able to sing the numerous songs that appear in the story in such a way that the listener is able to get the full value of the music.
The chapter "The Bridge of Khazad-Dum" contains many memorable scenes. I will not say more as not to risk spoilers.
Captivating, Intriguing, Mesmorizing
Aragorn because of the introspection and choices he must make
All of them, he is so amazing as he brings life and induviduality to every character
Yes, I love this story but it is one that I just cannot read but can listen to. My mother read it to my as a child and now I am relistening to the set. There is so much to it that to hear it again and again brings new light to the book.
Very long but but makes my drive back and forth to work enjoyable.
This is a wonderful beginning to the LOTR triology. These are classic fantasy novels that you can't help but love.
I love feeling like I'm actually there in Middle Earth as the story is being read to me. I listen to these stories at night before I go to bed to help relax me.
Rob brings life to each of the characters.
I can't say because I don't want to spoil anyone who doesn't know the story yet... but yeah, there was one moment especially.
Excellent job done with a classic book. I can't wait to complete the Trilogy. Would definitely recommend it to those who don't have the time to be stationary and read.
Only because I can listen and do other things... Plus Inglis has a pretty sweet voice.
All of the nuances that the movies edit.
I like his "voices" he's pretty good at giving each character their own speech.
Not extreme... Mostly because I've read, listened and watched the movie version countless times... ultimate fav of favs.
Do you REALLY need any more motivation to hear LOTR? Come on and enter Middle Earth with the rest of us geeks!