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!
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.
In my dreams, I live in Amazon.
Enjoyed this very much. Inglis' Gollem is amazing, as are his orcs, and pretty much every voice he does. An awesome return to one of the greatest stories of all time.
Rob Inglis brings this book alive.
felt like i was there, fighting Orcs with Strider, Legolas and Gimli and hiding from the enemy with frodo, Sam and Smiegal. Beautifully read!!!
I read or listen to this series annually. This is the only recording to listen to. The narrator is superb, he gets it.
If you haven't listened to this recording you haven't seen how magical this story can be.
I'm an English major who considers good fiction to be written in unique prose with stand-out characters and a story that refuses to die.
Stellar performance- Rob Inglis is amazing with his different and unique voices for the characters! And it's Lord of the Rings, so of course the story is perfect ;)