Just a nerdy girl who's an Audict. I like coffee, Star Trek, knitting, spinning, weaving, and Warcraft. But most of all? Books.
Tolkien has a very special place in my heart. And this is in every way a perfect telling. The fact that the songs are sung and the poetry recited in their entirety makes this the best version in existence.
Just love the whole story. It's very entertaining and fun with so many twists and new and interesting and entertaining people and creatures and all kinds of stuff. I recommend it to everyone that loves or likes fantasy or even wonders if they might. try it and see what you think
The art of Tolkien's writings is so beautiful.
The clarity and surety of moral distinction is inspiring
Tolkien invested so much time into this series. He even invented his own language.
Tolkien love he sounds of words and names. He then wove his love throughout his books with each character.
I realize I'm virtually alone in disliking this book, so I thought I'd give it a try in audio form. It's even worse in this format because the recording doesn't skip over those interminable songs. The story seems pointless and dull, and the characters are uninteresting and uninspired. There are far too many words. I usually listen to Audible 3-4 hours a day, but this book was such a chore that I couldn't stand more than 15 minutes, and not even that much some days. I eventually got through half of it but had to move on to something else. Sorry.
I love this story and was eager to finally read the books as I had only seen the movies. However after starting out I constantly was battling to pay attention due to the readers voice and performance. Perhaps others may disagree but he reminds me of a British college professor. Thankfully I found an alternate audio performance (not on audible) that rescued my experience with these books. I'm loving the story as I knew I would... but sadly... this is not the performance I was hoping for given this epic classic.