I love the dramatization and different voices this narrator uses. I had problems reading the Lord of the Rings series myself but since finding this set of audiobooks I have listened to each book at least 2x each.
I finally am able to appreciate Tolkien for the master storyteller that he was thanks to this audiobook.
This helps bring life to the characters and the story, but the improvised melody the narrator uses on most, if not all of the songs in the book are cringe-worthy to say the least, and mostly un-listenable.
Wonderful performance, wonderful book. Actually quite a relief to listen to it, I failed several attempts at reading it because of the slow pacing of the first half. Narrator was great, managed to handle many characters and give them all fairly distinct voices.
Rob Inglis does a masterful job of bringing Tolkien's story to life. The way he changes his voice for the each of the characters (and their are many) is amazing. Some of the tunes for the songs the characters sing could have been better, but that's a small matter. This is THE DEFINITIVE AUDIO PRODUCTION OF THIS STORY.
As usual, the Fellowship doesn't fail to entertain. I liked the narrator, loved the story. Wish that JRR was still with us.