Friday, November 09, 2012

Book Review: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (Audio Book; Family Read Aloud)

The HobbitThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I purchased this set of CDs for our recent drive to Hilton Head.  It was a wonderful choice!

The book, of course, is wonderful.  The children loved the story.  We didn't quite finish on our drive in, and they begged for the story any time we were in the car during the week.  We didn't finish it until the drive home.  They liked the part with Gollum.  They liked the Eagles.  They weren't big fans of Smaug. 

Rob Inglis, as an author a reader, was fantastic.  Can't say enough good things about him.  He had recognizable voices.  He kept a good pace.  The songs were wonderful.  And, you can't beat a Brit reading the book. 

The worst part was that I didn't have a map and I like to refer to that as I read.  I first read The Hobbit maybe 30 years ago and I don't think I've read it since.  I remembered parts like the escape from the Wood Elf's castle, but very few other details.  I've wanted to read it again, and this was a perfect opportunity.

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