50-something, female, work in the city, live in the country in the Midwest, religious, married, conservative, professional.
Yes, it is captivating and exhilirating. So much fun to listen to. I have had many driveway moments...where I sit in my car listening to the book on my 'droid phone, to get to a 'good place to stop'.
The Hobbit, and Watership Down recently listened to as well. But this is just as captivating as The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.
Not possible, too long.
If you are a lover of LOTR and The Hobit, you will love just sitting back and listening to the stories being read to you. The narrator is fantastic and even sings Bilbo's songs. I love these unabridged audio books!
What a pleasure to listen to. Robt. Inglis is a superb reader, masterfully changing between characters to give full listening experience. A must have.
Medium-paced, Balanced, Interesting
The Hobbit - a bit dry in patches, but overall a great introduction to the LOTR story and solid foundation to build the story up.
I liked that Rob Inglis attempted to sing all of the songs, even if they weren't great. I disliked his tempo and I could hear him breathing. I had the entire story on 2X speed most of the time.
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Rob Inglis is very good. The Book (Story) itself is beyond reproach. The performance is extremely good. Even the songs sounded like they might have in a far off time somewhere quite removed from our world.
In the past, audio recordings of this trilogy has always been dramatized and what I really wanted was the story read by a single person. This audio-book delivers.
Well read without being overly dramatic. Lovely accent.
Voices and poetry/singing were amazing
This is a classic story that stands the test of time. This is an adventure and a story about the courage to do what's right in the face of overwhelming odds. But, it is also definitely a story about strength of friendship.
No, the two versions complement each other. Depending on what sort of mood I am in I will either listen to the book or read the print version.
I especially liked hearing the songs in the book read.
Yes. I would have someone (like Jim Dale who recorded the audiobooks for the Harry Potter series) re-record the audiobook since this recording was made almost two decades ago and the audio quality is a little muffled/muted.
Lastly, I don't know if this is happening to others, but the I download the files in the highest audio format possible and the last audio file cut out with only 20 minutes left of the whole book!! Not happy with that.
How long the council meeting was; the movie shortened it and made it more important. In the book, it seemed to drag on for a long time.
He was very easy to hear, and did change his voice a little bit for most of the characters. His singing got annoying after a while
Well, it does get a follow-up book, LOTR: The Two Towers