The story line was good
No the singing killed it for me.
Just wasn't a book for me.
I have enjoyed the LoR in all formats and is was enjoyable to listen to the unabridged story done by a great British narrator. Well done! JRR would certainly have approved!
Wheel of Time or the Game of Thrones series
Thank you for adding the missing piece to Tolkien.....The MUSIC. Up till now, I generally skipped the songs in the books, just because my brain didn't seem to process them correctly. I could not hear them, thus they were boring. Rob Inglis ties it all together......To hear Tom Bombadil singing his songs, or Elrond himself singing of Gil-Galad.....Well done. HIGHLY enjoyable, even for those that have read the books 1000 times and watched the movies 100 more.....
The songs....without a doubt, the music.....
tough call....Gandalf and Gimli were both excellent, but I think Boromir was my favorite performance. He was tough and commanding.
We listen to an audio book or two every year while on the road on vacation. The Fellowship of the Ring was perfect for all of us. I love Rob Inglis reading interpretation of the story, and really enjoyed the singing portions where he puts the poem's/songs of J.R.R., Tolkien to actual music. Inglis won't win a grammy but it was just plain engaging to hear his Dorian mode style musical interpretation of these poems. Delightful.
The Hobbit - for obvious reasons.
He did fairly well with all of them, but I think he completely captured the essence of Sam Gamgee. His Gandalf wasn't bad either.
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
I was introduced to this story when I was 13 years old by my brother-in-law. He had read The Hobbit to me during a family vacation, and then read the first chapter of Fellowship of the Ring. When he finished chapter 1 he turned to me with a wicked grin and said if I wanted to find out what happened next I would have to read it myself. I have been a Tolkien nut ever since. In fact I am one of those geeky people who goes through the trilogy at least once a year for good measure. This is the only unabridged version I have been able to find. I love it that the stories, songs and Middle Earth lore were important enough to those who put out this version be treated with respect. Rob Inglis does a great job with the narration. I can believe I am hearing elves or old hobbits telling me the story I love all over again while we sit by the fire. A few years ago I bought the whole trilogy on CD and was happy to get it. Now it is much easier to access on Audible. THANK YOU SO MUCH! If you love fantasy literature, this trilogy is one of the pivotal works that created the genre. Read and savor it like I did...and will continue to do.
To me the greatest series of all time. Rob Inglis bought it to life. His voice draws you deeper into the books and you almost forget it is just 1 person reading This beautiful story. Awesome Awesome Awesome. Wish Audible would get Silmarillion on here.
Yes, the story is great and so is the narrator!
The narrator does an excellent job, my precious!
His Gollum is unforgettably hilarious/ creepy and much more enjoyable than the one in the movies.
Sometimes I laughed, yes, I love this book.
actually yes. because you can track a little better it being such a long book, and every part being so crucial.
probably when Sam gives his undying speech of friendship :)
ring raith: no man on this earth can possibly deafeat me!
awowen: i am no man.
(chops off this head and falls with a broken arm and a nasgull bite)
just read the book
off all books i consider worth my time, yes. i listened until my ears ached and i was forced to stop for a minute before i went deaf :)
the perspective on the timeless lesson of putting others before your self and fighting for what you believe in has a lot of emphasis on this book, and it is just a beautiful story.
Narration is excellent.
Listening extra hard for other background noises--definitely a couple voices around the time the phone rings (1hr 11 min mark) of chapter 11 (3rd chapter of second download)--it is very very faint, but adds a richness as I imagine Mr. Inglis recording this story and rolling his eyes when the phone rings in the distance.
Yes, I am an artist and tend to like to listen to books on tape while I do my work, and i could not have asked for a better thing to listen to!
Definitely the Scene with Gandalf and the Balrog will always be a particularly great scene to me.
Rob uses similar voices for completely different characters, so sometimes I'm not sure who's talking until the book says so.
It is, and I have.
Now, I'm not sure if any of the other versions of this recording are any better, but, although enjoyable. it may be worth it to see if any of the cheaper recordings are better. Rob Inglis has a great voice for storytelling, but it's only one voice!