To me the greatest series of all time. Rob Inglis bought it to life. His voice draws you deeper into the books and you almost forget it is just 1 person reading This beautiful story. Awesome Awesome Awesome. Wish Audible would get Silmarillion on here.
Yes, the story is great and so is the narrator!
The narrator does an excellent job, my precious!
His Gollum is unforgettably hilarious/ creepy and much more enjoyable than the one in the movies.
Sometimes I laughed, yes, I love this book.
actually yes. because you can track a little better it being such a long book, and every part being so crucial.
probably when Sam gives his undying speech of friendship :)
ring raith: no man on this earth can possibly deafeat me!
awowen: i am no man.
(chops off this head and falls with a broken arm and a nasgull bite)
just read the book
off all books i consider worth my time, yes. i listened until my ears ached and i was forced to stop for a minute before i went deaf :)
the perspective on the timeless lesson of putting others before your self and fighting for what you believe in has a lot of emphasis on this book, and it is just a beautiful story.
Narration is excellent.
Listening extra hard for other background noises--definitely a couple voices around the time the phone rings (1hr 11 min mark) of chapter 11 (3rd chapter of second download)--it is very very faint, but adds a richness as I imagine Mr. Inglis recording this story and rolling his eyes when the phone rings in the distance.
Yes, I am an artist and tend to like to listen to books on tape while I do my work, and i could not have asked for a better thing to listen to!
Definitely the Scene with Gandalf and the Balrog will always be a particularly great scene to me.
Rob uses similar voices for completely different characters, so sometimes I'm not sure who's talking until the book says so.
It is, and I have.
Now, I'm not sure if any of the other versions of this recording are any better, but, although enjoyable. it may be worth it to see if any of the cheaper recordings are better. Rob Inglis has a great voice for storytelling, but it's only one voice!
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is among my favorite works of fictions. When I first read it some 40 years ago, it came to its end much too soon for my liking, despite the well over 1,000 page length of the books.
The narrator has a skilled theatrical voice and a slight accent that enriches his telling of the tale. For me, at least, this more than compensates for the minor production flaws alluded to below. The story itself probably needs little introduction, given its status in the genre. Suffice to say it is well-written, rich in imagination, and has strong mythic elements.
I have listened to his version of The Hobbit; owning that version is made drove me to seek out Inglis' version of the Lord of the Rings.
The length of the book likely precludes listening to it all at one sitting, unless one is undergoing an intercontinental flight or some such! But it is a story one wishes to come back to at the first opportunity!
I downloaded my copy to itunes, and listened to it over my ipod. I do not know how the quality of the recording compares to other download methods. While the production/recording values are generally quite high, there a few places in which I heard phantom background voices, or the recording had a minor, brief whistle. While this did not lessen my enjoyment, I would encourage audible.com to consider a remastering of the recording to remove these slight defects.
This is a great classic trilogy. Few people have never heard of or enjoyed this story in one way or another so I would like to focus on the performance.
I believe this story, with its diverse characters and languages, would be overwhelming to say the least. Rob Inglis not only accepted taking on this challenging journey but did so with much success.
No. I still prefer the books, but it is great when you don't have time to read them.
Tom Bombadil is one of my favorite parts of the story, but I also enjoy all the rich history that Tolkien provides about his magical world.
You could not ask for a better narration. He voices the characters just as you would imagine them.
It's already been made.
Worth every penny.
I enjoyed the narrator and the story but the decision to put the preface to the series at the END of return of the king was a BAD one. Part of the story of Aragorn and the beginning of Sarouman relies on the preface and without hearing it people can muddle through but many things are not explained.
The author intended the PREFACE to be read prior to the book. Otherwise he would have named it Prelude. Audible made a very very bad decision to read the book out of order. BAD.
Perseverance, Loyalty and Honor
When they met the guy in the forest. I cannot remember his name. I loved his songs.
I like the way he reads. He fits the book.
oh, no! Sometimes there was so much going on that you needed the break just to figure it all out.
I enjoy reading and listening to The Fellowship of the Ring because there was so much that they could not fit into the movie (and the movie was GOOD!). Things that I found interesting. Some wacky little tidbits like, how many people were at Bilbo's birthday party? I may not remember it tomorrow, but I enjoyed it today.