Yes because after over 10 reads I skimmed over some text while the audio had me focusing on every word.
The wonderous world Tolkien created in a way that you feel it has alwats been there and we are "seeing" a small part of it.
Of all books read this stands head and shoulders higher. Certain to be read by countless future generations.
First time listening to the series and it was really a really pleasant listen. Maybe a bit too much random singing but I can overlook that for his other brilliance.
Reader is great, recording situation is sometimes annoying, sometimes downright infuriating when background noise gets bad. people talking in background, possibly households sounds. Rest of the time, it's awesome.
I've never had the patience for all the songs and poems in the book but no need to skip pages when it's all performed for you. really enjoyed this performance. better than I expected.
The sample clip can be some what bland and uninteresting. We all know the story or at least think we knew the story but the way Mr. Inglis can morph into characters in uncanny. Each character has his own voice and just enough to distinguish who it is that is speaking. I have read the books a few times but it was not till I was able to hear him do Tom Bombadil or Samwise Gamgee that I realized how much better this audible version is. You will pull details from the book you glanced over before. You can feel the moods of characters at the time of the council of Elrond or the party entering Moria. If I had to do over this would be my first book from Audible but it is more like my tenth. I will be buying all 3 books for sure. Great buy and no regrets.
The amount of detail and lore that Tolkien came up with is endless. You think you know everything then you read a passage that opens another door into his mind. It really was before its time.
Something a little better hopefully
It was quite dull and puts you to sleep
It drug on and on and on and on and on.... I think you get the picture
The only movie I liked better than the book because the movie cut out the long drawn out needlessness of the book
I often find myself wondering why I have not reviewed this before having read this book and series several times and listen to it several times over or come to realize that this is as good as a book might be. it entertains the reader it makes you want more even when you know exactly what is going to happen next.
Not sure. I would recommend to test the narrator voice.
Epic fantasy story.