I've started reading The Hobbit to my 6 year old daughter. She wasn't too engaged for the first few pages, but once Gandalf and the dwarves arrived she didn't want me to stop – despite still feeling rather wan after yesterday's gastro, poor thing. I'm really pleased she's liking it. 8)
I still have strong – and very fond – memories of listening to a 4-LP recording of The Hobbit read by Nicol Williamson. I really loved those records, and I found myself imitating his character voicings a bit while reading to my Miss.
… Until my voice started giving out from trying to be boomy and Scottish-sounding. xP