I had not read this trilogy since, well a very long time ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them again. This is truly a classic tale and Rob Inglis is perfect! He is exceptionally easy to listen to, and the characters really came to life with his wonderful voices and magnificant reading style! This series is a treasure in every respect, and well worth a credit if this is a genre you enjoy.
I've been searching for the Lord of the Rings read out loud -- unabridged -- for a long time, so was thrilled to find all three books suddenly available on Audible. Being able to slip my iPod out and dive into that glorious world for awhile is nothing short of a gift.
LOTR is too much of a deep classic for this question. All the characters and all their facets are the the threads woven into one rich tapestry.
Don't sing songs! Rob Inglis managed to colour the audio world with decent voices for the different characters. No easy task given the numerous male roles. However, I've started to fast forward everytime he breaks into song -- as it's like chewing tin foil with the ears. This performance also sounds a little dated -- like it's coming from a 50's movie. I hope Jim Dale will one day be enticed to undertake the project.
Everything but the songs -- promise!
The narrator frequently mixed the voices for legolas, gimli, aragorn, and gandalf. I did appreciate though the feeling he put into the words. For the mix up 3/5 for the feeling 5/5 overall 4/5
Mother, wife, avid reader, cook extraordinaire!
Excellent narrator. Very wonderful presentation of a classic. I do love his singing of the songs and poems.
Of the three book, I did enjoy this one the most. The ents felt more fleshed out and I really like the riders of Rohan.
The ents raid on the Isengard
His voice was a solid performance throughout the whole trilogy and the Hobbit. This is the only series I ever heard him as a narrator, but I would listen to him again.
Beware the ents.
Faramir was a better character in the book than the movies.
Great story presented by a great narrator. This is a classic. Better than the movies, and I really enjoy the movies.