Robert Inglis reads the story wonderfully, giving voice to the numerous characters, and types of stories and songs in the books.
I had already ordered, downloaded and listened to books 1 and 2, in German. Then I logged on to get book 3. This title was proffered, I got it, downloaded onto my phone, went for a walk to listen to it... and it was in English! My bad, I should have been more careful. But it was dumb that this was suggested as the top choice for me...
I think Mr. Inglis's delivery of dialogue could've improved in many areas, in particular Gandalf's deadpan exclamation of the quest being fulfilled. He nails Sam, Gollum and the Orc voices though. I was very happy to find Concerning Hobbits tacked on the end, as well as some of the Appendices, which I was not expecting.
A fantastic performance, always a joy. I found this series difficult to read when I was younger, lacking the attention span. The format of an audio book has made this much easier to digest, and I'm glad for it.
I loved these books already so I knew the story was great. The publisher did a terrific job and choosing the reader. He is very good and bring the story to life.
Tokens use of language is very interesting and hearing it read out loud adds a new dimension to it.
Many people did not like the singing but I enjoyed the performances. I have read the books many times and I usually tend to skim over the poetry and verse. Listening to the songs added a new dimension and gave me more appreciation for the poetry part of books
The end of Tolkien's masterpiece. Such great characters and history and the great depth of geographical descriptions. Great narration, as always, by Robert Ingles
Loved the book it is so full of rich imagery and the mind of the author was creative beyond compare. The man reading the text did a great job and I will listen to all the books in this series again and again.
I tried at various times of my life to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but found the language difficult and cumbersome. I enjoyed the movies, which at least gave me the story, but I wanted to tackle the books themselves. I found the audible editions narrated by Rob Inglis and decided to try The Hobbit. Was so glad I did and I immediately followed up with the trilogy. It was so good I even bought extra credits because I didn't want to wait! The entire series was excellent and I'm sure I'll end up listening again. Delightful experience