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
Imaginative Epic Exhilarating
Tolkien created a vast world with rich history. Each character, not just the main ones, are well thought out with their own unique history and personality. You feel like you're only getting a glimpse or slice of a larger picture. The story is complete, but you want to know more about everything else going on in the world.
If I had that much time to sit and listen then, yes haha
A wonderful rendition of the classic series. The narrator does a terrific job on all the characters. I don't necessarily think he sang the songs the way Tolkien meant for them to be sang, but it is only a small distraction in an otherwise beautiful reading.
I knew there would be differences between the book and movie but didn't expect that big a difference.
The narrator ruined the book for me though. I could not stand his "Singing" every chapter.
Haven't read it, so can't say
All of the parts that weren't in the movie and the fact the movie changes a lot of things
Really brings the characters to life
It had some pretty tense moments. I held in my bowel movement for an extra 40 minutes to finish a part. Worth it.
for His glory
The narrator had the perfect blend of seriousness and joviality in his voice. and the singing was a great touch. brings the story to life.. and Gandalf"s voice was pitch perfect to the movie..
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