This is a fantastic dramatised version, with different characters/voices/actors telling the tale. this is not a word by word audiobook like Harry Potter (which you could follow along with the book). this version is like the story coming to life, with sound effects and music. its beautifully put together.
Nice packaging, which seems strong and durable, it arrived in well packaged box with protective packing. Thick-card Cd cases with each book in.
The total length of all of these books is 16hrs so you could listen to it in a day, reading it would take much longer. however you would not get all the details of the story, or the images or runes/elvish writing.
Overall brilliant book, good version of the story, but not the whole story.