Not unlike a long nightmare. Story is captivating, for sure... But the characters are forever running from dark danger. Their loyalty and love for each other is the only redeeming aspect of the entire read. . For me. It isn't enough. . I chose it as part of my goal to catch up on the classic lit. I have not, as yet, read. I see why it is is so popular, but I don't have any room in my brain-box for the the fear and darkness. Life is too short & brain-space is @ a premium for
From what I've read, this was recorded in 1991 in something like 6 days. That explains a lot. This recording is absolutely awful. There is noise throughout the entire recording, as well as lip smacking sounds, clicks, and the occasional chair moving, door opening or closing, and other such things that should never be on any recording.
Can the powers that be PLEASE clean this up? Or, better yet, can it be redone? Perhaps the original recording could be cleaned up, and the actors from the movies can be brought in to play their respective characters in the UNABRIDGED audiobook?
The narration is well done - lively dialogue and brings the many songs and verses to life. Sadly in Chapter 10 there is significant background noise - as if it were recorded in a train station closet. A muffled female voice distracts from the scene with Aragorn, Hobbits and Butterbur. I'm still listening so can't say if this problem is a recurring issue. For $20 sale price, I'd expect a flawless recording.
If you have any questions in your mind left over from watching the movies, then listening to the books will answer nearly all of them. This recording was well done, well read, and I look forward to the others.
The songs were terribly produced. and performed. Tuneless. and the narrator is tone deaf. Horrible butchery. The dramatized LOTR handles the songs much better. Other than that, the narrator was great.
Timeless and fascinating. An annual read for me, this year I did not have the time so the audio book did perfectly. The singing aside, it's quite nice. Haha
Yes, because the excellent narration adds dimensions to the print version
Sam for his hidden intellect and talent
Songs of the book brought to life
Not extreme bit yes to both
This is the only unabridged audiobook of LOTR, and it does not disappoint. Rob Inglis is an incredible and soothing reader, although sometimes a little slow. And of course, the story is the introduction to one of the greatest trilogies of all time.