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
not in a million years
no. but i won't be reading anymore of these books. WATCH THE MOVIE
all the singing made me cringe. god awful.
I wish I knew I could return books. Sadly this was one the first ones I got with audible.
it was awful.
Not unlike a long nightmare. Story is captivating, for sure... But the characters are forever running from dark danger. Their loyalty and love for each other is the only redeeming aspect of the entire read. . For me. It isn't enough. . I chose it as part of my goal to catch up on the classic lit. I have not, as yet, read. I see why it is is so popular, but I don't have any room in my brain-box for the the fear and darkness. Life is too short & brain-space is @ a premium for
From what I've read, this was recorded in 1991 in something like 6 days. That explains a lot. This recording is absolutely awful. There is noise throughout the entire recording, as well as lip smacking sounds, clicks, and the occasional chair moving, door opening or closing, and other such things that should never be on any recording.
Can the powers that be PLEASE clean this up? Or, better yet, can it be redone? Perhaps the original recording could be cleaned up, and the actors from the movies can be brought in to play their respective characters in the UNABRIDGED audiobook?
The narration is well done - lively dialogue and brings the many songs and verses to life. Sadly in Chapter 10 there is significant background noise - as if it were recorded in a train station closet. A muffled female voice distracts from the scene with Aragorn, Hobbits and Butterbur. I'm still listening so can't say if this problem is a recurring issue. For $20 sale price, I'd expect a flawless recording.
If you have any questions in your mind left over from watching the movies, then listening to the books will answer nearly all of them. This recording was well done, well read, and I look forward to the others.
The songs were terribly produced. and performed. Tuneless. and the narrator is tone deaf. Horrible butchery. The dramatized LOTR handles the songs much better. Other than that, the narrator was great.
Timeless and fascinating. An annual read for me, this year I did not have the time so the audio book did perfectly. The singing aside, it's quite nice. Haha
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