5 stars across the board! This is a must listen. Like most I loved the movies. This adds a lot of perspective to the movie. I love Tolkiens message at the end.
In the middle. It was a slow start to the story and just as it got good, it ended!
The narration was excellent. He did a great job with the different voices and singing.
The many different voices and accents and the singing.
A film was already made, if you recall!
I was a bit disappointed that the story went on and on and there seemed to be very little action. Then finally, we're getting some action and it ends! So I guess I'll have to read the next book to find out what happens.
I thought the author could have told this story with a lot less words! I know it's a famous book, but honestly, I was BORED in some spots and almost stopped listening, except I was determined to get to the end.
Since it had been made into a famous film series, I wanted to read the books BEFORE I watched the movies (I've never seen them!) So I was determined to get to the end. It did get more interesting when they went underground, but then it just ended abruptly. I was quite surprised by that! I was like "Are you kidding? Well,now I'll have to get the next one so I can finish the series!" I certainly hope the next 2 have more action (the movie previews looked like they did!) It is a classic, and that's why I chose it, I'm waiting for it to get better! (I have LOTS of patience & I hope it pays off!)
an awesome book I read when I was a child and continue to read and listen to until this day. Tolkien at his best. one of my top 10 favorite books.
Let me start by saying that I love The Lord of the Rings. I think that Rob Inglis's narration had bravado, character and feeling. My only criticism is that there were times where I believe pauses were needed, and dialogue often felt rushed as a result. Other than that, thought it was great!
This is a fairly well known story due to the movies. It was nice to get the details direct from the book. The performance added significantly, so much better than dry narration.
As many other reviewers have said, this story is indeed a classic. Until now, I thought that the only way I could find a decent recording was through the famous BBC dramatization. The other day, I stumbled on this performance, and I am glad I did. Tolkien was indeed a master story teller. However, if you're new to these stories, you could feel overwhelmed. Like a traveler, you may need a guide to help you sort things out, and for an audio book, the narrator can play that role. Rob Inglis does exactly that with this recording. He is a highly competent narrator. I get the sense he really understands the material. He paces the narration so you don't feel like you have to hurry through the story. You can let the story wash over you. Highly recommended.
I've read many fantasy books and some science fiction, somehow never found myself reading Tolkien even though they sit on my shelf and have watched the movies. Could not be happier with this purchase and the outstanding narrator.