With the first book, I was somewhat irritated by extraneous sound control (or the lack thereof)...then I learned that this was recorded in 1990. Ok, I'm more forgiving now. That said, perhaps it's time for a new recording. Maybe I should reach out to Audible with a demo recording. Perhaps I shall.
I would consider it. I don't know if I would SAY for sure, that it is better... I'm too loyal to the print version. But of all the audio books I have tried in the past, I am thoroughly impressed with the narration work done by Inglis!
One of the most memorable moments of The Two Towers was the battle of Helms Deep. Fantastic scene, and the way Inglis delivered the moment from the book... It was memorable.
As much as I love Bakshi's and Jackson's movie interpretations, the original storyline and characters' characters best. This version was very well read.