I previously owned an audio version of the trilogy, but to my dismay, it was severely abridged. As with the movie versions, both animated and not, it left out many things, most notably, Tom Bombadil. Not so with this version. Every word, every passage, every nuance of the printed book is included.
The narrator is great because he makes different voices for different characters and the songs are also great .
Anyone who is a Tolkien fan will enjoy this audiobook. Even if you've only ever seen the movies I think you'll enjoy it.
A classic fictional story of good and evil and all the opportunistic forces in between, the LoTR trilogy opens a new world to its ever-growing audience. I've never considered myself one for fictional tales, but the geopolitical factions and moral questions that can be entertained here would likely find no other place than some esoteric "what if" scenario. A thrilling story and a triumph of fictional literature, this might just make me "a nerd."