Love this story and the narration is beyond perfect but every once and a while you catch slight back ground noise like someone speaking behind the track (maybe in another room) and slight bass wobbles from other sounds it picks up. Be careful if you are sensitive to low bass rumbles, cannot say that it didn't hurt my ears sometimes.
The readers voice is quite melodious and steady. This story, as all stories, is best enjoyed unabridged and I do not envy the readers 19+ hours of speech. But I completely loved every moment of the story; he managed to coney the feelings and emotions and all things, both good and bad, with the intonations of his voice.
I'm an electrical engineer who looks like Conan and has a flair for business. I'm nostagic for FF7 and Pokemon... and Salsa Verde Doritos.
Middle Earth is a fantastic world to get lost in and I loved all the time spent with world-building. What I didn't like is how longwinded the poems are. You have forgotten you are listening to the book, you've become one of the fellowship, then suddenly you realize that Gandolf has been reciting the same sonnet for, what feels like, the last million years. Tolkien must have been a talker because most of his characters can't shut up. It's a wonder that Sauron needed spies because the Fellowship is LOUD!
The story is a classic adventure but with unlikely heroes and beautiful characters. The narrative voice did a wonderful performance of Tolkien's written story. I definitely became attached to the characters and their perils. Can't wait to listen to the second book!
This was the first time I listened to the Lord of the rings on audiobook. I have read this trilogy almost every year since I was about 13 years old. I downloaded the book for my nine-year-old to listen in the car with me. I probably would've given the performance five stars but I just got done listening to books narrated by Roy Dotrice and he is a hard act to follow. I would recommend the audiobook format to any lord of the rings fan. There were a few songs that I skipped through when I read the books that were delightful to hear and a couple pronunciations that I was off on. I will probably listen to this many times in the following years.
Epic, Poetic, and rousing.
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This was my first but was excellent.
Tom Bombadil was always a fun and interesting part of Fellowship.
I have no words that haven't already been said in a far better tongue than mine. What I do say is...if you haven't already read the series, do so!
didn't like the dramatization, it was too hard to follow. I just wanted someone to read me lord of the rings but if you like radio dramas then you will like this.