It's a classic, and a favorite that I've grown up with. I thought the audiobook would be perfect, but I didn't take into consideration all those songs that Tolkien loved to write. It's the only reason I couldn't listen to it straight through, and ultimately why I didn't finish it.
Yes! so much detail, I need to listen again.
I've seen the movies but the book explains things.
laughed a couple times, not really cry but pulled on the heart strings a little.
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This narration has made my favorite book come alive in a way that only an English accent could! Singing the songs was most pleasant, for I find them hard to read. Cannot wait to start this one over again.
I highly recommend this version of this story. I admit i am a bit biased here because htis is one of my favoite books, but i can say i have very high standards as a result.
This book did not disappoint.
Rob Inglis does a masterful job with characters coming to life.
The only negative here is that when listening to a book you must endure all of the poems & songs.
otherwise i highly recommend this book.
The Lord of the Rings is one of those books that changes you. And the delivery by this particular narrator is splendid.
Very Good book
Gandalf was favorite character
very good narration
no particular reaction to the book
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Probably not. I loved the story, but it was a bit long and tedious at times...
My favorite thing about the story was the characters. I loved Gandalf the wise guide with a surprising sense of humor. I also thought Sam and Bilbo were exceptional characters. I also loved the beautiful descriptions of the various lands and areas encountered on their quest.
The narration was outstanding. I love the way all the characters were performed. Inglis is a cut above, for sure.
I will definitely finish the series. Inglis is outstanding.
I suppose I find the print and audilble versions equally good, just depends on my mood whether to listen or read. Most of the time lately I prefer to kick back and listen, but then I tend to fall asleep and miss parts which I then return to. I'm not in a rush, I keep telling myself, it's the journey that I'm there for not to quickly read the last page.
None at this point.
At first it took a bit of getting used to, probably after being so used to the movie series. Now however I find Inglis's range to be quite good most of the time, and all the time it's adequate. He doesn't do females well for instance. It would have been really nice to have given the job to several voice actors.
No extreme reactions but since I so love the story and characters it's an enjoyable journey I'm making with them, once again.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
There is a film an the film is awesome
Rob does a great job, his singing could use some work but he is not a bad singer. My only problem which is less apparent in the audio books is the book is a little longer as Tolkien loved explaining his world.
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Rob Inglis' narrations of Tolkein's work is by far in my opinion the greatest of any book every recorded. He does the voices well, has a great rythm, and a perfect accent. Possibly the only one you'd want reading Tolkein.
By far Gandalf. Then again, I've always been of fan of the old, wise men with beards in any story.
Tolkein practically invented the fantasy genre and while much of this seems cliche now, it was all original when it was written. This is one of my favorite pieces of work of all time.