I am by no means a huge lord of the rings geek, but I have done my fair share of fantasy story reading and listening. Rob inglis does a fantastic job of portraying the personalities of these now world famous characters. I would imagine that Peter Jackson and his boys/girls did some listening the these recordings before filming the movies. Many of the actors in the movies "happen" to sound like Inglis' take on their character. What a great listen!
Rob Inglis, in his reading of The Fellowship of The Ring, not only captures the essence of Tolkien but brings to life a world pulsing with life, history, and bewilderment. From start to finish I was hooked. I've read the trilogy through three times before listening to this recording and this time it was as if I had begun anew. the adventures of Frodo taking the ring to Rivendell were as exciting as ever and bubbling with new the emotion and energy that Rob Inglis brings in his narration. The very second book two begins a new adventure unfolds in a way that made listening to this journey again all the more exciting. From Rivendell to Moria and past Loth Lorien Rob Inglis adds a tremendous amount of excitement and intrest to a story decades old. If you've never heard the story of the one ring before this is the audio book for you. If you've heard the story before by all means don't pass this one by. if you don't pick up your feet you never know we're you be swept off to.
LOTR is one of the greatest stories ever written. I have appreciated this performance in audiobook format. My only star deduction is because the singing performance of the songs written in the book were (in my opinion) sub par.
Have always loved this one the best. From the exposition that takes you to the Shire and their everyday lives to the forming of the Fellowship and all its disparate characters. Narrator is good, but some of the non-Hobbit characters sound too similar. Otherwise Inglis is very pleasant and much preferred over the guy who does other English texts (King Arthur).
Honestly, for the most part I found this book (as well as The Hobbit) rather boring, and not my cup of tea. However, for better or worse, I feel an obligation to finish the series, partly because they're classics. Specifically regarding the audiobook version, I found the author's interpretation of elven singing to be... Stuffy? For lack of a better word... Perhaps it's just an old-fashioned interpretation of what makes for beautiful song and voice. To be honest I couldn't wait for most of the songs, elven or not, to end. Other than that, and being slightly dry, the narration was decent.
This story is poetic and beautiful, enchanting and marvelous. Lots of depth to the world and read wonderfully by Rob Inglis who even sings the songs. if you have long thought to dive into Lord of the rings, delay no longer!!!
This was an amazing book that I wanted to listen to for a long time due to my love for the Lord of the Rings movies. However, I found that I enjoyed the books much more than the movies due to the detail.