I love 'The Hobbit' and have read it before. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this performance. The voice acting was over the top. The sound was poorly mixed so that I had trouble hearing or understanding the actors over the sound effects. Moreover, I found the transition music distracting as it was high-pitched and grating to my ears. I think I go back to the print version next time.
I've listened to other dramatized books in the past such as 'The Odyssey', 'Romeo and Juliet', and 'The Tempest'... all were much more enjoyable to listen to.
Most likely. I haven't read this particular book in print, but having read some of Neil Gaiman's other books, i much prefer to hear him narrate them.
Bod. I enjoyed how he matured in a realistic way as the story progressed.
Neil Gaiman doesn't do voices. Yes, he changes his narration enough so that you can catch which character is speaking, but it's not the over the top change that some narraters fall back on. I find it more engaging and less distracting.
The story is interesting and the narrator does a good job. I don't recommend listening to the story in the car. The narrator has a slow, even keeled voice that I find a little too relaxing.
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