The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien



Narrator: Rob Inglis

There is nothing much I can say about this book that has not been said over the past fifty plus years that this book has been in print. I can only comment on my enjoyment of it and or anything else that comes to my mind as I put this down in words.

It was not as fun to listen to this book as it was to listen to The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien(check out its review). There was lesser singing and people felt a little duller than the Hobbit despite having higher stakes. The movie kept running through my head at points (I’ve watched it once) and it surprisingly enhanced the experience. I am looking forward to listening to the next one.

To those, like me have been afraid to tackle THE book which started something extraordinary, I do recommend the audio version. The band of different beings (men being the wrong word to use) who set out with a few common goals thrown together with more than chance. Their hardships in this first book is more to do with their personalities and how they shine or fade at the time of adversity. We leave off at a very crucial point and I look forward to continuing their diverging journeys.

The biggest bonus of listening to the audiobooks are the songs. I have to admit the times I read the book, and the once I read it out, I glossed over them. I thought they were just icing but having heard them out aloud in that serious voice, I have found they add much more to the story (as any fan might have told me before if I had listened).

My last KU review was : The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O’Neal list now looks like this:

17284593 Her Last Day (Jessie Cole, #1)  21888226  36989216 38587350 Repressed (Deadly Secrets, #1) 34396339 40012112 36097621 6428447

I have already started on James Bond but I am not chafing at the male chauvinism, but I might just see it through.




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