Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
©1937 1951, 1966, 1978, 1995*, 1997* The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC; This edition published by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd., London, UK 2002
I found The Hobbit's structure easier to follow than The Lord of the Rings. I sometimes struggle with Tolkien's style but that's just me. I know many who love it.
Rob Inglis is an excellent audiobook presenter.
I really can't understand why Audible has split some books into two purchases? Why do this? Who reads/ listens to half a book? Other books cost more or 2 credits, so I just can't understand this.
I really liked listening to Rob Inglis performance. English is not my native language, so I like it when a book is not read too fast. I liked Inglis' pace, his dramatization, and his voice was very pleasant to listen to. Books read by Inglis will be on my wishlist.
I mean that, it is a wonderful work and a classic book that will thatch children the wonder of fantasi and imagination. The Narrater is good, I love that he givs the characters voices so that when the different dworf talk and you don't get to know who was who before the end of the situation.
It is a bit hard to understand way Kili and Fili sound so strange but they are the only one that got a voice that are a bit over the top.
Great story, great performance, I loved particularily the songs. The voices were excelent, I'll probably buy another performed by Rob Inglis. (other than the other half of this one)
It's an engrossing story
I haven't heard enough audiobooks to compare
Rob Inglis has a voice very well suited to telling The Hobbit's tale. He changed the delivery for each character , and he also has a pleasant singing voice!
Having read the book in the past, I was prepared for most of its twists.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Rob Inglis read The Hobbit to me as I drove between Adelaide and Melbourne!
Yes - overall it is well done and the characters are portrayed well. As always the singing was a little odd - but that might just be me?
Nothing to compare to except The Hobbit Part 1
Thorin's death was a special moment that encapsulated the turmoil of courage honour and friendship within the "reality" of war.
Worth a listen as it is sometimes a pleasure to have a book read to you. However for fans of this book you have to understand that having it read to you means that some decisions about the characters that are yours if you read are made for you by the narrator.
Bilbo, just because he is the protagonist
Mystic and folklore. Accent and narrative talent.
Tokien and the Hobbit are wonderful, and there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been written. However, Audible.com deserves scorn for the blatant money-grab move of splitting this into two parts just prior to the release of the new movie.
The Hobbit is a really enetertaining story which I have been meening to read for several years but finally got around to listen to. Rob Inglis did a good job narrating this story (and a good job singing in it). I would have loved to listen to the full story in one go, but didn't have the time to do it. I absolutely recomend you to listen to this audiobook.
The narration went beyond the simple reading. There was musical interpretation of each song, and each character had a unique voice. Gollum's voice was a little dificult to understand. But I wish This narratoe would red all y favorite books.
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