It is great to finally get the unabridged version of LOTR from Audible - the greatest fantasy series of all time. I asked for this from Audible at least a couple of times and I assume many others sent in requests as well. I am just delighted to finally get it. I listened to it on audio cassette many years ago and it is just great.
I really wanted to like this book and was looking forward to reading them all. I did not enjoy the Hobbit when I was younger, but I was hoping to enjoy the series as an adult. It was a struggle for me to listen to it and I did not enjoy it at all.
The voice acting tries to make every statement heroic with classical style English storytelling. Too formal.
Not at all. It was the first.
Every character's voice came across as an English nobleman, even the lowest born.
Can't. It's a classic.
This was the king of books in its day. I had to get the audio book. However, the writing style hasn't aged well.
So, I know this is a classic and I loved the movies, but man was this hard for me to get through. I just found it dull and boring. The story dragged in lots of places. Maybe the movies ruined me, I don't know. I usually really like fantasy but this one was just really boring.
Not near as good as the movie, and thats sad.
No scenes. Just an overall bust.
I know it is in the book, but this guy's voice just annoyed me. Frankly, and I know this is sacrilege, Peter Jackson's edits, made the story better. Sorry Tolkien purists.
I'm a stay-at-home mom and I like to listen to books while I clean.
You either love Tolkien or you hate Tolkien. There isn't much in between. His style reads like an epic, which is to be expected considering his areas of study and his personal motivations for writing the series. Tolkien created Middle Earth intending to give England its own unique mythos.
The reader is good, but like the books, his tones are a bit dry. It wasn't a bad performance, but it did leave me wanting. Often I would find myself very sleepy while listening to rhythms of Inglis' voice.
If you enjoy Tolkien's works, and find yourself in need of distraction or entertainment while tackling other tasks, ie: driving, housework, nursing a child, etc- then this would be an excellent purchase for you.
However, if you simply wish to experience Fellowship of the Ring for the first time, I highly recommend picking up a hard copy and reading it for yourself.
Been lost, been broken, been found, been Forgiven, been saved by Christ.
the hole thing.
if there was a to remove the singing it would get 4 to 5 stars.
J R R Tolkien changed my life as a young boy. I had been a sporadic reader at best and typically that would be comic digests or the like, then I received the boxed set of The Lord of the Rings, including The Hobbit. Since then, I've been a voracious reader of all that is fantasy fiction. The Lord of the Rings is the bar that all other fantasies are measured against. Simply put, it is a masterpiece of fantasy fiction.