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The Lord of the Rings (Complete and Unabridged Gift Set) (46 CDs)
The Lord of the Rings (Complete and Unabridged Gift Set) (46 CDs)
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reading (not a dramatisation), 27 May 2010
Tolkien's book is a blend of narratives, plots and languages, designed not only to be written but also to be heard, and it is doubtful that anybody can better Inglis' reading of Tolkien's works.

His voice is rich and full, from the lowest note (his rendering of Treebeard is almost as scary as it is awesome), to his highest pitch. All the characters sound like individuals, and Inglis rarely falters in this fully unabridged reading of The Lord of the Rings.

Buying this audiobook is (strangely) like buying an elderly gentleman in a box... to tell you a fantastic tale whenever you want. It is far superior to the film because you literally feel like you are moving with Frodo, inch by inch, towards the land of Shadow. It is funny, depressing, and sometimes darkly moving, but Inglis never deviates from his passion for storytelling.

One last point: this audio set is a reading of the book; it is not a dramatisation, like the BBC plays (as a previous review has stated).

Buy it, you will not be disappointed.


The Lord of the Rings Gift Set
The Lord of the Rings Gift Set
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Audio Cassette

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reading (not a dramatisation), 13 Aug 2005
Tolkien's book is a blend of narratives, plots and languages, designed not only to be written but also to be heard, and it is doubtful that anybody can better Inglis' reading of Tolkien's works.
His voice is rich and full, from the lowest note (his rendering of Treebeard is almost as scary as it is awesome), to his highest pitch. All the characters sound like individuals, and Inglis rarely falters in this fully unabridged reading of The Lord of the Rings.
Buying this audiobook is (strangely) like buying an elderly gentleman in a box... to tell you a fantastic tale whenever you want. It is far superior to the film because you literally feel like you are moving with Frodo, inch by inch, towards the land of Shadow. It is funny, depressing, and sometimes darkly moving, but Inglis never deviates from his passion for storytelling.
One last point: this audio set is a reading of the book; it is not a dramatisation, like the BBC plays (as a previous review has stated).
Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
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