Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that 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 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 forth from the pages. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.
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When it comes to beloved, influential fantasy, this is the great-granddaddy of them all. The first book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy follows a hobbit named Frodo Baggins, who ventures far from his comfort zone after the discovery of a special ring, one imbued with the power to rule over every living creature, which must be destroyed. From dwarves to elves to wizards to men, every major race of Middle Earth sends a representative to join Frodo on his heroic quest. Narrator Rob Inglis—who starred in a one-man Lord of the Rings stage production—brings a rich dramatic interpretation that makes each character feel unmistakably different no matter how many of them are interacting in a scene. Listening to this timeless adventure is an immersive, entertaining delight.
Rob Inglis’s voice is captivating! The story is legendary and deserve such a narrator.
It was aight. But I can’t hate it was like up there aight, you feel me?
Great story, great narrator
A good narrator really does make a world of a difference in the quality of an audiobook. This guy’s voice/accent is perfect for this tale, and really enhanced the story.