The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are THE best audiobooks I've listened to so far in a list of over 40 books every single one of which I've enjoyed. With Rob Inglis's narration, it is as if these books were written to be read aloud to fully appreciate them.
There is a wonderful warmth and timbre to Rob Inglis's narration that brings out the beautiful lyrical quality of Tolkien's writing. Inglis's narration brings each character to life - making the audiobook a superior experience to simply reading the book or even watching the movie. One of the wonderful things about Inglis's narration are all the songs which are such an important element throughout the story but often skipped over or not properly appreciated when simply reading the book.
Yes, but in reality it took about 3 days.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings audiobooks are an experience not to be missed. You will be drawn into Tolkien's world with the first few lines and not want to leave. When you do manage to tear yourself away, the story will continue to haunt your thoughts and dreams.
And Robert Ingles is an incredible narrator :) The variety of his voices breathes life into these venerable characters, so that each becomes recognizable by the intonation of his voice :)
Rob has a different voice for every character (and there are a lot) and even makes his own melodies to all the songs (also a lot) in the book. One of the better narrators around.
I wasn't too excited to start this book since the Fellowship book dragged on for me (good, but traveling through the forest was too long). The story in the Two Towers is more engaging and has more action than the first book. I'm disappointed that I listened to this one so early in the month that I have to wait for next month's credits to get the third book.
This book is a great classic. When you put Rob Ingles together with LOTR, it's even better. Rob Ingles did a super job on this, and so does Tolkien. Really pleased. ☺
It goes without saying that Tolkien was a master at his trade, and that "somethings that should not have been forgotten, were lost" in the movie adaptation. However, I was surprised at the unimaginable beauty that the narrator brought to this audio book. He had at least 25 different voices for the characters he read, he sang the songs Tolkien penned, and he painted every detail into your head, with the Way in which he read. Good show, indeed.
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.