Rob Inglis' narration is the PERFECT paring for Tolkien's master work. The performance brings characters to life, and makes for an enjoyable listen and re-listen. I have (and will), continue to enjoy it again and again.
The narrator was excellent! I loved his use of different voices. It helped to distinguish between those speaking without being too cartoonish or juvenile. When songs were written, the narrator actually sings them in a lovely folk voice.
first read in 3rd/4th grade, a joy to listen at 29, listened straight through across only 2 days ... the performance includes singing, which makes Tom Bambodil less obtrusive (or more, if you don't like him)