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Are you sitting comfortably?,
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings (Complete and Unabridged Gift Set) (46 CDs) (Audio CD)
Then Rob Inglis will read you the best story ever written.
Story telling is a tradition that predates book writing and reading by thousands of years. These days it's a luxury to be able to listen to the story teller. I've read Lord of the Rings too many times to be able to remember but up to now, nobody has ever read it to me. Rob Inglis has remedied that sad deficit. It took me a short while to get into the unfamiliar 'listener' state of mind because listening is a different discipline, a different skill, to reading. Somehow, it takes more concentration but perhaps that's just because of lack of practise. Once the right level of concentration was achieved, Rob Inglis's voice and the images it conjured, filled my mind to the exclusion of all else. It's hard to imagine the craft of story telling being executed any better than this.
This story teller managed to reproduce the voices of hobbits, men, elves, dwarves, wizards, eagles, nazgul, orcs and Gollum - all different and all very fitting for the characters represented. Not only that but he sang each song from the book, unaccompanied and they all sounded good.
It's the best present anyone has given me and I expect to listen to it at least as many times as I've read the book.
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Initial post: 20 Oct 2011 13:37:00 BDT
Elwood P Dowd says:
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2012 20:45:35 BDT
Graham Watson says:
This review is about the audiobook.
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