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
Yes, I will listen again. I have read the book numerous times, but listening to it was a new experience. I will listen again and again.
I listened as I excercised, worked around the house, etc. It made the jobs at hand so much more pleasant.
I have read this book several times - listened to full cast reading of the book and of course loved the film - Thought I might be overdoing it ordering yet another telling of this classic but absolutely enchanted by this audible book. I highly recommend it whether you've never read the book or have read it 100 time.
I read these books in high school and thought I would give them all another listen. I thought the narrator did a great job with (what I now remember is) a somewhat boring book. I very much like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, the author can be somewhat boring and long winded. It is a classic though and has some great parts if you can stay awake long enough to hear them.
Rob Inglis brings the story to life. As a person who's read Tolkein multiple times since 1975, I found this listen an engaging way to re-approach my favorite books. I have now listened to all of them multiple times and continue to enjoy.
Gandalf, Tolkein's angel wizard has always been a favorite and Inglis' voice handled him excellently. But they were all excellent- Sam, Gimli, Aragorn...the whole cast.
I listened to Inglis doing all of the Tolkein books- very consistent and wonderful job across the board.
I always have enjoyed the MInes of Moria, The Great Council, and the Lothlorien Chapters- these were among my favorites also as handled adeptly by Inglis.
There are so many and such various characters in Tolkein's work. Inglis' ability to bring them all to life was truly amazing- he even handles the elvin languages in a way that brings out their beauty and form.
A timeless classic brought to life. The narration of Rob Inglis brings unexpected warmth and depth to the tale of the battle for Middle Earth. Each character is brought to life through a unique voice. Highly recommended!
Rob Inglis' speaking/narration voice is fantastic! I do, however, have to say that I could have done without the singing! All and all, it's a classic.
This is the first time I feel a movie is better than it's book. I just had to stop after a few hours.
The best ever
The whole trilogy is breathtaking
This trilogy is perhaps the best book of the twentieth century
I went through the entire series after watching the first movie. I have no idea how much details had been left out. This actor does an amzing job on the character voices. So glad this is finally in our audibe library!!! btw you can start with The Hobbitt since that really is first.
When Baromir dies, the song that is sung by Aragorn is really moving.
Yes but impossible.
NIce work Recorded Books! at 7:26:00 you can hear people talking in the background between Rob's phrases! Nice! 80)
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