Yeah. Granted, I would rather go with Beast Tamer letting you speak with animals at will, which I think would be more fun in my opinion.
Plus, they put a lot of effort in animal voices, so it is nice to have a ranger talk to them at early levels (since you probably need to prioritize combat spells early on).
Also would be incredible if you could talk to your animal companion. From what I can tell that is generally a recurring theme whenever people have animal companions in game.