We all know that JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings series is great. This audiobook version is immersive and gripping, performed by a single reader, complete with voices for each of the myriad of characters. If you're one of those "the book was better than the movie" types, this version has the best of both.
Tolkien continues to spin an good yarn where the battle of good and evil continues. he continues to introduce new creatures and twists in plot and character development. Mistakes are made but the message is to keep going.
Loved the first book, and the second was no different. now onto the 3rd. I am fully content know the voice performing all the books not only the same, but great in his delivery.
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 :)