I feel as though it tried to carve out this epic fantasy world, but Llewelyn and Scott simply didn't spend enough time giving it a back-story.
There's a lot of unexplained "mystical babble" and elements to build a world, but it doesn't go anywhere.
A different epic fantasy, maybe one that has a finished series.
The narrator, Kyle Munley, really phoned this performance in. I haven't listened to any of his other work, but this monotonous tone and performance isn't enjoyable.
I was disappointed. I have read Michael Scott's "Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel" books, and was excited for a more adult story, but it couldn't hold up.
I wish the third book had been published, then maybe I would keep interest.
Unfortunately, I wouldn't because most of my friends haven't seen "The Room," but for the few who have, definitely. I think this book is strongest for fans of "The Room".
I have no earthly clue, it's a memoir describing the creation of a cult classic that jumps between its production and the events leading up to it. I literally can't think of a single book I've read or listened to like this one.
His imitation of Tommy Wisseau is phenomenal. He could start a TPW animated show playing Tommy and I'd watch it.
"Can you really trust anyone?"
I reiterate that this book is definitely for those who've seen "The Room" and love its wonderful absurdity. I think that may be a prerequisite to reading this.
Yes I would. Rob Inglis doesn't just read the book to you, he performs it much like an eager parent would read a Dr. Seuss book or other children's book to a child. It fits "The Hobbit" perfectly.
It's down-to-earth fairy tale tone. Having never read Tolkien before, I mistook The Hobbit for some kind of Epic Fantasy tale like A Song of Ice and Fire or the Eye of the World series--dark, adult, and morally ambiguous. "The Hobbit" has more in common with "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "Little House in the Big Woods", or even "Alice in Wonderland" in terms of tone and imagination. It's a serious book, and it's a book for kids, but it respects the reader's intelligence and their curiosity.
I cannot doubt that every moment with Smaug was fun. I love how underwhelming his death is. He flies out to Lake Town, and they kill him with an arrow to the dent in his scales: The End. I cannot wait to see how Jackson bumbles over that detail.
Honestly though, the end where Bilbo steals the Arken Stone and takes it to the Wood Elves really touched me, and I love the ideas it teaches about "compromising".
"The Hobbit, or There and Back Again" the Tale that changed the world
Having familiarized myself with the source material, I don't really like the two existing Jackson adaptations, and found a new respect for Rankin and Bass' animated film. Weird because it always came off as too silly, but so does this book. I think everybody owes it to themselves to read (or listen to) "The Hobbit".
I would listen to Jam again. Yahtzee's sultry British accent kept me listening, but the overall story--while ironically hokey--is quite gripping and portrays how an everyday man would handle the Jampocolypse.
It reminds me of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" in terms of wonderful cynical characters and a lax, yet urgent, tone of a dire situation. "RPO" and "Jam" both have their absurd moments, yet somehow are completely believable.
Initially the Plastic Peoples' introduction was hysterical. However, it as well as the Haibatsu Peoples' moments were somewhat long and drawn out, and the jokes sort of just dropped off. The best moment of the book is during the opening, where the reader does not understand the characters and we get to meet them and their peculiarly average ways.
No, I did laugh, but it is a dark comedy, and so it isn't non-stop laughter. I had many "Lolwut?" moments throughout that triggered a laugh, and it comes off as fresh, so for humor this is a good bit.
Yahtzee's sultry British voice excites and entices all listeners to ecstasy. That is all.
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