Yes, I love this story but it is one that I just cannot read but can listen to. My mother read it to my as a child and now I am relistening to the set. There is so much to it that to hear it again and again brings new light to the book.
Very long but but makes my drive back and forth to work enjoyable.
This is a wonderful beginning to the LOTR triology. These are classic fantasy novels that you can't help but love.
I love feeling like I'm actually there in Middle Earth as the story is being read to me. I listen to these stories at night before I go to bed to help relax me.
Rob brings life to each of the characters.
I can't say because I don't want to spoil anyone who doesn't know the story yet... but yeah, there was one moment especially.
Excellent job done with a classic book. I can't wait to complete the Trilogy. Would definitely recommend it to those who don't have the time to be stationary and read.
Only because I can listen and do other things... Plus Inglis has a pretty sweet voice.
All of the nuances that the movies edit.
I like his "voices" he's pretty good at giving each character their own speech.
Not extreme... Mostly because I've read, listened and watched the movie version countless times... ultimate fav of favs.
Do you REALLY need any more motivation to hear LOTR? Come on and enter Middle Earth with the rest of us geeks!
It's About Time !!
JUST NOT TOLKIEN
The whole Tolkien world is just amazing, deep, silly, wonderful...Something to learn every time you read them.
I waited a long time for Audible to have this available in the U S, Thank You !! I've been into Tolkien since 1968. Although inaccurate, I found the movies outstanding, I really love the Audible dramatizations.
I'm halfway through this and I'm getting used to Bob Inglis, BUT I just have to say I am not happy with this narration...The Hobbits sound older than Gandalf...Frodo sounds more creaky and older than Bilbo...Why do all the reviewers love this guy???
I am a fan, so I will have them all, and I'll listen to them as frequently as I've read the books, But...I must say, this voice is just not what I expected. He's not irritating or boring, I just feel his character voices are a little "off", and now just halfway through this volume, they begin to all sound alike.
I'm now waiting for Silmarillion and I'm praying for a different voice.
Frodo, Friends, Adventure Frodo and his cohorts combine their talents to follow in the path of good ole Bilbo Baggins, with the idea of returning the ring that Bilbo had brought back from his first adventure.
My most extreme reaction to the book was when I was consciously yelling at my MP-3 player to speed up and get on with the story. If I had never read this book the audible version would have been more meaningful to me. I knew what was coming as the friends marched along. I just wanted it to finish so I could get into more stories on "Orcs" and other fantastical beings. Instead of savoring the book as they unwound the story, I got over anxious to get to parts that I remembered well that I knew were up ahead.
Yes, if they like fantasy.
It's a heroic quest, first of all. It's misterious and compelling, and the characters in the Fellowship are wonderful.
Too many to choose.
Yes. When they found Bilbo at Elrond's house. Also when Sam insisted on going into Mordor with Frodo.
I've always loved "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. But to hear it read aloud, and by such a masterful performer, is marvelous. Things I had skipped over, in reading the book, (like the songs and some of the descriptions), came to life in hearing it read aloud.
It felt as if it was being read to me by my grandfather. He did all the voices perfectly. Also, I LOOOOVED the Tom Bombadil song.
Rob Inglis did a wonderful job with a book that sports a mulitude of made-up languages. He even sings the songs!
I have read the book before and knew the story; What made this a new pleasure was being about to listen to it as read by Rob Inglis.
Rob Inglis's accent is perfect, perfect, perfect. I had the impression that he not only knew the book but enjoyed it as much as I did.
Rob Inglis singing Tolkien's songs.
Thanks Audible, and special thanks to Rob Inglis.
A timeless story. A sensational reader. Never let's go of your attention. And great to listen to again and again. All the essentials of an essential purchase. More than makes up for the credit it costs.