As a older listener, I enjoyed this more than the original ready in the 1970's. As a seasoned fantasy fan, I can't believe details that I had forgotten many years ago. And know why Tolkein is the one who influenced so many great artists and authors. Really loved this after 40+ years of maturing.
As a lifelong fan of LOTR I decided I should listen to the books on Audible. I loved listening to them and found that I learned a lot more listening than reading the book. I put the speed at 1.25x speed and it was perfect for my listening experience. Listening to the Fellowship after reading the Hobbit also gives you a great amount of appreciation for how much history is in the first book. Overall, great book!!
the book was a joy to listen to. in my mind, it greatly increased the enjoyment I found in it. I more greatly appreciated the songs and the words of elvish which before I had skimmed over.