I have read this book several times - listened to full cast reading of the book and of course loved the film - Thought I might be overdoing it ordering yet another telling of this classic but absolutely enchanted by this audible book. I highly recommend it whether you've never read the book or have read it 100 time.
I read these books in high school and thought I would give them all another listen. I thought the narrator did a great job with (what I now remember is) a somewhat boring book. I very much like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, the author can be somewhat boring and long winded. It is a classic though and has some great parts if you can stay awake long enough to hear them.
Rob Inglis brings the story to life. As a person who's read Tolkein multiple times since 1975, I found this listen an engaging way to re-approach my favorite books. I have now listened to all of them multiple times and continue to enjoy.
Gandalf, Tolkein's angel wizard has always been a favorite and Inglis' voice handled him excellently. But they were all excellent- Sam, Gimli, Aragorn...the whole cast.
I listened to Inglis doing all of the Tolkein books- very consistent and wonderful job across the board.
I always have enjoyed the MInes of Moria, The Great Council, and the Lothlorien Chapters- these were among my favorites also as handled adeptly by Inglis.
There are so many and such various characters in Tolkein's work. Inglis' ability to bring them all to life was truly amazing- he even handles the elvin languages in a way that brings out their beauty and form.
A timeless classic brought to life. The narration of Rob Inglis brings unexpected warmth and depth to the tale of the battle for Middle Earth. Each character is brought to life through a unique voice. Highly recommended!
Rob Inglis' speaking/narration voice is fantastic! I do, however, have to say that I could have done without the singing! All and all, it's a classic.
It is a timeless classic. So much more here than the movies (still great) can get into. You get such deeper insight into the characters. It can be a bit more whimsical than the movies, if that is your only exposure to this story. Great narrator.
Sam is still the unsung hero.
There are a lot of different characters in this book, and Inglis does a great job at keeping them separate.
There were times that it drug a little long, but over all it was great.
Worth the credit.
This is the first time I feel a movie is better than it's book. I just had to stop after a few hours.
The best ever
The whole trilogy is breathtaking
This trilogy is perhaps the best book of the twentieth century
I went through the entire series after watching the first movie. I have no idea how much details had been left out. This actor does an amzing job on the character voices. So glad this is finally in our audibe library!!! btw you can start with The Hobbitt since that really is first.
When Baromir dies, the song that is sung by Aragorn is really moving.
Yes but impossible.
NIce work Recorded Books! at 7:26:00 you can hear people talking in the background between Rob's phrases! Nice! 80)