I watched the cartoons as a child and enjoyed the films recently. Listening to the books and picking out the slight and not so hidden differences were fun. It's a genre I throughly love. It's even spurned myself into rewarding the films to see again to changes from book to screen.
I wasn't sure how to approach this. I grew up with the radio series being the definitive version.
To my delight, this is a superbly narrated version, that really brings alive the whole book.
This is truly a classic that is well worth listening to. The narrator does it justice and, if you can learn to enjoy the occasional song, he fits the part well.
I was not as impressed with the narration of this story as have been others. It took something away from the story. I'm sure he is a great narrator, but missed the mark in this story. Overall it was a good beginning to a great trilogy.