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
love revisiting this book that captured my imagination. Far more impacting in my older days as I consider the darkness on our doorstep and personal response. The narrator is great as he captures different characters and skillfully sings Tolkien's melodies. Audible offers a quick and effective way of getting this classic into my schedule. On to the next book in the series.
I loved the Lord of the Rings as a child, as a teenager and as a (younger) adult but this performance brings language of TheFellowship of the Ring alive. It's almost as if the spirit of Tolkien himself is reading the book.
yes, Rob Inglis delivers a perfect performance.
Yes, the Hobbit. I enjoyed the Hobbit more, but this is not a title to pass up.
An excellent story, a classic, and a wonderful narrator. I have listened to this series three times and am still not tired of it....5 stars! Robert Ingles is very talented, and his portrayal of the characters and events imagined by Tolkien is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
As a fan of the Lord of the Rings for the past 25 years, it was vastly important to me on choosing a version and narrator that would immerse me back into that beloved world of middle earth. My choice was randomly chosen, but proved to be worth the risk. Great naratation.
This book was incredible and has great narration. It is surprisingly easy to listen to, and understand what is occurring. I find it very surprising how different this book is to the Fellowship of the Ring movie. I only wished it explored the Shire and its people more thoroughly instead of jumping right to the journey. Also, I wish it was longer. Besides these personal wishes, this book was incredible!!!
best to plan to take some long road trips if you are to start the series because it is a major time commitment. If one has the time however it can make the hours pass swiftly. While Tolkien wrote it as a tale, not an allegory, one cannot help but see some of his beliefs creeping in, and maybe some of my own crept in in my reading. I could see in terms like the enemy, the struggle between good and evil, the difficulty in seeing and choosing the right path many parallels with the struggles Ignatius outlined in his first week of his spiritual exercises. of course it should not be surprising that a fictional enemy shared much in common with the enemy of mankind (something much more complex than the devil for Ignatius, and for Tolkien who has an enemy that can marshal many and varied sources to attack). it is not an allegory of course, you cannot say for every this in Tolkien there is a that in Ignatius. But if you are familiar with Ignatius, or other Spiritual greats, you may find hints of their thought in these pages.
I enjoyed listening to this but many spots throughout the story have background noises of people talking. It can become very distracting and when listening to this story, you really need to pay attention or you can easily lose track of what is going on. The narrator does a wonderful job, don't get me wrong, but the only change I wish for is the removal of the background noises. The story is amazing. I love Lord of the Rings and glad it's available to listen to.
Frodo, Aragorn, Bilbo, Gandalf.
Yes, he does a wonderful job narrating this. Again, only negative is the background noises of people talking.
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