Rob Inglis had a way of reminding me of the movie epic, of the older animated versions, and even touched on the voices of characters and the way they sounded to me in my head whenever I read the print version. I really enjoyed Inglis' performance.
I laughed at several points! Although I've read this series time and again since I was in grade school, listening to it on audio was like hearing the story for the first time. I laughed and wanted to cry when the battle at Minas Tirith was over, when the ring was finally cast in the depths of fire, and during the many partings.
This book and, indeed, this series should be read by men and women of all ages so that their imagination will be kindled and burn brightly forever.
Classic story, but this guy reads dramatic and poignant moments the same way you'd tell someone you're going to the store to buy eggs. Really breaks the suspension of disbelief.
The narration is done with skill and subtlety oft missed in works of fiction. The skill here matched that of the author. This perhaps is the greatest work of fiction this world has ever known.
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The performance of Rob Inglis made me not want to stop. I only did as sleep is important ;-)
The tales told with utmost detail painted so many more pictures in my mind than the movies could. The extra material helps grasping the love of detail J.R.R. Tolkien put into character development.
Highly recommended, after listening to the first two, of course.
Love this trilogy! The narrator is one of the best. His range of voices is awesome. Easy to listen too and captures your attention from the first paragraph.
stick around after the ending for the histories of talked about families and races and for the tragedy of the love of Arwen and Aragorn. It made my eyes misty.