Inspired by The Hobbit and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that J.R.R. Tolkien created to provide "the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues". From these academic aspirations was born one of the most popular and imaginative works in English literature.
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.
In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien's great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe – hobbits, elves, and wizards – step colorfully into life. Rob Inglis' narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.
©1983 Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R.Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R.Tolkien (P)1990 Recorded Books
Its a very complex world that slowly unfolds as you listen to it.
I Liked it all and there is no way I can pick one part as the best.
He does a great job making each character have their personality and bringing each character to life so much more than if you just read it.
Yes I would have loved to listen to it all in one sitting but unfortunately that isnt possible for me with an 19 hour book.
In my opinion this was way better than reading the paper version or watching the movie.
I should start off by saying I am a huge fan of epic fantasy. The longer, and more epic, the better. And I believe The Lord of the Rings really gave birth to the genre.
If you are a fan of any fantasy genre, you should read or listen to these books. I hadn't until they were recently released on Audible, and must say I have mixed feelings. It was quite interesting to see some proto-forms of tools modern authors employ frequently, and this gives me better insight into how the modern authors work.
The story, to me, was a bit boring and too full of songs. The narrator does an excellent job singing the songs and reciting the poetry, and overall does a quite good job with the books.
I am glad the series is finally available on Audible so we can see where it all started with ease. I think anybody who enjoys Fantasy Novels should listen to The Lord of the Rings books - just don't expect them to blow you away.
Worth the credits? Absolutely. Worth the time? Probably. Best books ever? Unfortunately, no.
Admitted bibliophile and Harry Potter fanatic! I love listening to someone read me a story.
This telling of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic story would have to rank in my top ten. The reader's voice is just awesome.
My favorite scene would have to be when they first meet Aragorn. Again, just the reader's voice is great.
The reader--Rob Inglis--is *the* voice of the Lord of the Rings for me. It's just perfect for this type of fantasy. I loved his reading of "The Wizard of Earthsea" and he does another fantastic job with Tolkien's work.
I've seen all the movies, but didn't know the things that you can only learn from the book, for example Froto was 50 when he started on his journey. I love that "coming of age" for a hobit is 33yrs, I thought that was great.
I can't really decide, (please excuse my spelling of the names) I like all of the hobits, Aegon, Gandolf, and Legolos.
My father read 'The Hobbit' to me when I was a little girl and then 'The Lord of The Rings.' I thought he did a fine job of it even though he didn't have all the voices that Rob Inglis has and didn't even attempt to sing the songs. I fell in love with the books then and have been a fan ever since and read them both several times I think Mr Inglis does a fine job with his narration, a tough assignment for anyone listening who is as familiar with the story as I am and there are many, many fans.
If you want to listen to a story with terrific characters, heart and enough adventure to last a lifetime, this is the book for you. It may be fantasy, but within these pages are people and situations drawn from real life too. Happy listening, I am looking forward to the next two.
This is by far the most exciting, most literate, most frightening, most elevating, most imaginative, most humane story ever written.If you have only seen the film, well, too bad. All that remains to be said is that Rob Inglis' narration is masterful.If you have only one credit, use it here.
This book has always been among my favorites. The audio version keeps it right at the top.
While there is a lot of detail that makes this story come to life they don't bog down the flow of the story. It keeps moving and stays captivating.
I loved the part about Tom Bombadil. He is a true character that adds serious information in a comedic way.
No. This was a book I enjoyed while working out at the gym. It helped me through many workouts.
The reader of this story did an excellent job. He make the characters come to life without interfering with the story. He also kept a good pace without rushing or dragging through it. His voice is clear and easy to understand and follow.
Rob Inglis brings the characters to life, and even manages to read the elvish tongues gracefully. One of my best listens!
very nicely done, but I wish Mr. Inglis either waited to get over his head cold or would have taken an decongestant before reading.
He sounds like someone with a clothes pin on his nose.
There is not much about the story I could or would have changed. It is a masterpiece
pronunciation of the names of people places and things in Middle Earth.
The moment that Gandalf tells Frodo to not wish anyone dead unless he had the power to return life.
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