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Holly

SAN MARCOS, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3623)
    Performance
    (3255)
    Story
    (3314)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "Stellar Narration - So much better than the movie!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Fellowship of the Ring in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining beautiful story


    What other book might you compare The Fellowship of the Ring to and why?

    Stand By Me - This book was about the relationships of the hobbits and those they met along their journey. Their loyalty and love for each other kept them safe in perilous times which they were completely unprepared for in all ways other than spirit.


    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rob Inglis narration offers a deeper level to the story with the song, voices, language. One could not keep up with all the characters as well when reading especially Golum. Inglis brings a completely different level of creepy to his character that would not be possible reading the text. The songs would have much less meaning being read than hearing them.I have spoken to many people who have read the trilogy and found it difficult to follow and some gave up before finishing. I highly recommend listening to Inglis' version as I believe his talent sheds a new light on the story. By far exceeds the movies entertainment value.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Ship of the Line

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By C. S. Forester
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (192)

    Her Majesty's ship Sutherland is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, he looks set to take on commando raids, hurricanes at sea, and Napoleons's gun batteries.

    Rollin says: "Wonderful Hornblower"
    "Looking forward to another Hornblower book"
    Overall

    At first I wasn't sure I would like this book but after the 3rd chapter I was drawn in. The narrator did an excellent job with the different characters creating an audio movie really. I recommend this book if you enjoy historical fiction with naval adventure and tiny bit of romance thrown in.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Blood of Flowers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anita Amirrezvani
    • Narrated By Shohreh Aghdashloo
    Overall
    (1132)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (581)

    In 17th-century Persia, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. When her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great.

    Shaddi says: "I loved this book!"
    "A beautifully told story"
    Overall

    I loved listening to the narrator (I recognized her voice from the TV show 24) read this lovely story of life in Iran for a girl in the 1700's. The language of the book illustrated the story with the colors and knots of a Persian rug. The interview with the author was illuminating as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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