It was very interesting to hear the songs actually sung! I've always skimmed them in the physical book before. Now that I have all the audiobooks, I can celebrate Bilbo and Frodo's birthday every year in style!!
This classic book was great to listen to, and the great performance by Rob Inglis made it that much better. Great read for anyone who wants to enjoy a great fantasy story.
I love everything about this story. Tolkien has created a beautiful and immense world that immerses the reader in an adventure of their own. Whether you are a fan of fantasy or not, any who reads this book will do so with great profit and will be a better person because of it.
I knew going in that it was going to be a chore to listen to, but the narrator made it so difficult to concentrate on the story. He added no emotion to the characters or scenes. I probably will not be listening to another of his recordings.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
It is truly remarkable that these books, written some 70+ years ago, stand today in their genre as not only the best of a vast and talent-filled writing pool, but also every bit as relevant and readable as they ever were. The world that Tolkien created is without a doubt the most important, influential, and beautiful ever written in high fantasy. What can I write that has not already been written? What praise can I give that has not already been given and felt by millions of readers through the majority of the past century? The Lord of the Rings is simply the best. Both the story created, as well as the beauty of the writing. Everyone knows the story...but if you have not read the words of Tolkien, you have not experienced this series as it was intended. Wrap up by the fire, pour yourself a tall mug of whatever it is you prefer, and read.