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!
LOTR is one of the greatest books of all time and Rob Inglis does a very good job of narrating. Sadly this book is only available in an old format - so if you are planning to play in on an up to date device check first that the format will work.
simply the best rendering I have yet heard, or perhaps even imagined. It has wonderful flow.
Vivid. Tragic. Hopeful
When Treebeard sees the destruction of all the trees and curses Saruman.
Each character gets its own unique sound. When reading on my own I tend to skim through the poetry, but he sings! And I love it!
The two towers was a good book but not quite as entertaining as the first and third books in the series
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Yes I would only cause it took me a lot to try to read it with all the added description
This is well done spaced out.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I have read this book numerous times and it has got to be one of the top books of all time in my opinion.
Tolkien creates a whole world of characters and mythology and his story is compelling and filled with a sense of urgency. This story has excitement, fear, despair and courage. I cannot recommend it highly enough, this is the master fantasy writer showing how it is really done.
The narration is not great. The lack of differentiation between characters' voices can lead to confusion and there is a lack of expression in them too. However, he does a great job of descriptive passages and anything pertaining to the myths and legends of Middle-Earth. I found that I have noticed some details that I have missed on my previous readings.
It's a great story and the narrator does a good job, but his singing will drive you mad unless you're into bad music or broadway musicals. I had to fast forward every time he decides to belt one out. He should just say "and they sang a song" during his reading,
It's the hobbit. Say no more.
His singing is horrible as are the songs.
I had to fast forward during songs.
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
I remember reading this trilogy as a teenager and I wasn't impressed but given the 3 for 2 deal Audible was offering, I thought maybe as an adult reader I might find more to appreciate. I was wrong.
If you wax romantic about loyal servants calling you master and kissing your hand, or about the travails of semi-dispossessed nobility as they fight the forces of pure evil (pronounced eee-ville), or if you like books where only flawed characters and eeevil characters die, then this book is for you. It's not for me.
The narrator does an admirable job, especially when he sings the dozens and dozens of songs (really too many songs).