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.
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Not enjoying the narrator
I love this story for it's timelessness, and I love seeing how other stories across the decades have been inspired by it.
No. While I felt he was a good fit for the story, I still found him incredibly boring.
No, much like the Fellowships journey, I wanted it to go on and just savor it.
The narrator uses an annoying theatrical accent. This method of speaking was appropriate when orators and actors were performing on stage without modern sound equipment. The rolled R's and exaggerated enunciation helped listeners in the back of the theater understand what was being said. In the context of an audible book, that same accent is unnecessary, pretentious, and grating on the ear. I didn't notice it at first, but found it more and more annoying as the book progressed. now, after being forced to listen to it for 20+ hours in this first book, i am dreading having to hear it for the remaining two books.