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 reading of this book is fantastic. He is easy to understand and his inflection is wonderful. The voices he does for various characters are entertaining and very realistic (as real as orcs can be I suppose), his acting as Gollum is so good it grossed me out almost every time he had a line of dialogue. Great listening!!
This is not a light weight piece of literature but well worth the effort it takes to get into the plot. Tolkien is a master story teller, and Rob Inglis the perfect voice for a complex line up of characters. By the end I was both charmed and horrified by the different personalities. I found parts of myself in almost all of them, I'm afraid.
On to THE RETURN OF THE KING!
Rob Inglis did a fantastic job reading this series plus The Hobbit. This is a great way for someone who has never read the books to be able to appreciate the purity of the books that were tampered with by the film makers. Highly recommended to all.
His voice is perfect for this story. I'm so happy they chose him to read this series!
Too long to listen to in one sitting but I definitely listened to it as often as I could.
quite like the other books in the trilogy thos book has great narration, lots of detail. however its my favorite book in the trilogy and was fun to listen to