More perfection in story and narration. I never thought a audio book could add any vivid imagery better than reading the book. The movies were wonderful, but of course they adjusted and fiddled with the story ,places,timeline,and events to suit. This reading never missed a step.
Everyone knows the story so that's not the selling point but the narration really makes it come alive. Nicely done!
I loved Robert's delivery. I can imagine he's a Tolkien fan himself.
He was very careful to truly depict each character's voice, even when switching rapidly.
The Journey Continues
Mentor Coach, Author, Coach Trainer
The richness of the characters. The way each "race" has foibles and strengths.
I don't love Rob Inglis's voice for this triilogy. Got over it as time went on.
The reader does a great job with this book, bringing out the characters. I love it and would listen again just to learn more of the story.
Because this trilogy, along with the Hobbit is so well known it is almost impossible to answer this question. I have read the books silently and out loud to my children and bought the books in audible because I was told the narrator was outstanding. He is.
I recommend this series to all who love the books.
Among the top 5. Tolkien's works are always epic.
He is consistent, and differentiates between characters well. I would listen to more books narrated by Mr. Inglis.
No - this is a heavy and detailed book that takes some time to listen to.
It is impossible to read the Two Towers without looking back at the Fellowship with a profound sense of loss and gratitude -- loss for the great hollow place that was previously filled with the simple wondrous beauty of the Shire and the unaffected hobbits; gratitude that Tolkien thought it right to tarry in that place for a while in the beginning. It seems almost as though, knowing the horrors and irreversible hurt he was about to impose on his small heroes, he would show the reader that they were once happy and unburdened folk. In the beginning of the Fellowship, Frodo and his companions are afraid because they should be. Gandalf and the elves have told them that their business is serious and they have some foreboding of the task ahead. Still, their journey is filled with song and the (relatively) small worries of getting lost in the woods. I think, had they the foresight of knowing their future troubles, they would have preferred to hang a hammock from Old Man Willow and camp.
In the Two Towers, there are fewer of those sweet, reassuring pleasantries such as Tom Bombadil and bath songs and mushrooms with bacon. They are replaced with the gnawing thought that, even should this quest end well, our heroes will be irreparably damaged. Still, since Tolkien never has the arrogance to say that all hope and beauty are lost, he lets the reader grow with his characters into the larger and sadder yet magnificent and wistful world outside of innocence.
Tolkien's stories are full of sadness and loss and longing. But the sadness accompanying the loss of beautiful things is separated (not always distinctly) from the acute despair of hopelessness. Some of our heroes fall into the latter's desolation and become bitter, but those who feel the former are what make this tale so profoundly personal. They mirror our longing for that old home, perfect in memory and ever unattainable. But they, and by extension, we, learn the necessity and unexpected wonder of continuing to live.
This collection of books hold a special place in my heart and this is an excellent presentation.
Absolutely...this classic tale is brought well to life through Inglis's performance. This is a great way to absorb Tolkin's work. A top-quality performance of this unabridged masterpiece.
The depth of the story...it became more interesting as the "pages" turned.
LIFE! The voices and vocal interpretations, plus the ennunciiations of the ancient languages, made for an excellent experience.
Yes. It's one of my favorite books.
Treebeard. He's just so Entish.
The last march of the Ents.
I enjoyed using the whisper sync. feature.