Great book and an amazing reader makes for an awesome experience. I love the heroes and the villains are well crafted. Not to say I like Sauron because he is evil. The story unfolds perfectly accompanied by the next 2 books and the reader does not make it monotone or boring.
Over all I love this book.
Rob Inglis is an engaging and delightful reader. He did a wonderful job telling this tale that is beloved by so many. I found myself walking and listening for hours at a time because I couldn't stop listening. Can't wait to start The Two Towers!
I could listen to this journey a million times and never get bored. There has always been a huge amount love in this book, a true account of honor and loyalty.
I've always been a fan of the lord of the rings, but I'd never read the books. Rob Inglis is a fabulous narrator. He has a great way of connecting you with each character and situation. I couldn't put this book away!! Now on to the two towers.
First. The top. The crème de la crème. The narration is perfect. The performance of the songs and poetry are nothing short of moving. This was my first audiobook, and after listening to dozens more, nothing compares.
Boromir, probably. The sad tale of the noble man of Gondor who tries to do the right thing, but is hated by his father, and is killed by a band of Orcs trying to protect the hobbits. The song "The Departure of Boromir" is performed here, and it almost brought tears to my eyes.
What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring
to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.
Everything. He is exciting when the story is exciting, and sorrowful when the story is sad. The listener can tell which character is speaking just by the distinctiveness of Rob Inglis' performance--even before the book says "said Pippin," we know it is Pippin who has spoken.
Sauraman's voice is said to be both sweet and cunning, moving and evil, and Rob Inglis' performs it perfectly.
You won't be disappointed.
overall the story was magnificent. I do however believe that the reader could have poured more effort into the voices and intentions of the characters. Their motivations are often lost with the wrong inflections of his voice. Don't get me wrong and think that the tale is degraded by the reader.
The first time I read the fellowship of the ring it was 1967 had just come out in paperback 50 times later yes I read it for 50 times plus seeing the movies about 10 times I've come back to read it again blessed my red it was probably around 15 years ago and it was like coming home I love this book I love the whole trilogy and I swear I can say some of the parts out of memory this is a great book this is a great trilogy is probably the best series and the 20th century and you'll have a ball reading it it's different than the movies the language is a little bit old but I'll tell you you'll learn some new words
Yes. The story was wonderful. It is a deep work that can be read again and again. You will get something new every time you read it.
The growth and change of all the characters.
Gandalf. Rob gave the best impression of Gandalf ever.
I laughed and cried and was scared too at points.
The reader for this book was amazing! He has a soothing voice and skillfully distinguishes between characters. He also sings every single song that is in the book which was quite a surprise to me, but very entertaining and keeping with the spirit of the book.