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Heart and brains, this covers The first book of LOTR so well. The hobbits are mature and realized far better than the movies.
Best of both worlds. Delivers some expanded plot points from War of the Ring, but ignores Tom Bombidil. I loved Samwise Gamgee. Aragorn, Butterbur. I believe that format engages the listener perfectly.
Siamese, and I don't mean to dismiss anybody, but Sam is everyman. To me the story is built around him as a focus point. Gollum is quite good. I don't mean to neglect Ian Holm. Sam shines through.
Wanted it all in one versus having to buy three volumes separately. Also additional material nice but not needed.
Great job with character's voices and setting the mood, but there was way too much detail left out for my liking. it didn't suck me in and create a world like the book.
This was my first audio book and I was completely blown away. It keeps all the details and extra goodness from the books while letting your imagination run wild as it comprehends. One is all it took for me to be an audiobook fan for life!
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