Tolkien is the master of adventure stories. Beautifully written.
Rob Inglis is perfect in his depiction of the characters.
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Been reading the trilogy since the early 1960's -- but what a deep pleasure to go on this journey listening to the brilliant narration!
The reader and stories are beyond measure. I have enjoyed listening to this book and will continue with the same reader for the next two. I have read the books before, but the audiobook is fantastic.
The narrator did an exceptional job. His voice is neither annoying or difficult to understand. He is clear and the different voices are evident. The story, of course, is a classic and Tolkien is the father of fantasy.
As an avid fantasy genre reader who loved the LOTR movies, I have tried to get into the books many times. The writing style and many songs had me pulling my hair out by the halfway point of Fellowship each time, and I'd give up in shame.
I finally thought to look into the audio book form recently, and the narration just made the experience for me. The songs are made alive, and I quite enjoyed them rather than trudging through them. I even loved Tom Bombadil this time!
I have listened to about thirty audio books, and this narrator is now one of my favorites, on par to Roy Dotrice who reads the ASOIAF series. Overall, I recommend this to LOTR lovers and those not as sure they appreciate the books!
Rob Inglis tells Tolkien's wonderful tale with a marvelous knack for character portrayal and lyrical nuances in Tolkien's poetic universe