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
We all know this is a great book. The narration is incredible. Inglis reads in many voices often singing the songs. His voice is delightful and the performance adds so much to the story.
what is Harry Potter fans had to wait as long for book 2? Incomparable. A feast everyone time I revisit.
A great story line! The narrator did an okay job.
The only thing I disliked about this audiobook is that several times throughout the book, I could hear people talking (quite loudly) over my book.
Overall a great book. Rob Ingles was a pretty good narrator and I would like to listen to him do many more 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.
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