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    This brand-new unabridged audiobook of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved The Hobbit will be coming to listeners everywhere this September, read by the BAFTA award-winning actor, director and author Andy Serkis. 

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on a journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon....

    The prelude to The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most influential books of the 20th century.

    ©1937 J. R. R. Tolkien (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    "The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own. Its place is with Alice and The Wind in the Willows." (Times Literary Supplement)

    "One of the best loved characters in English fiction...a marvellous fantasy adventure." (Daily Mail)

    "Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls...an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax." (The Observer)

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    • Brage
    • 07/09/2020

    I want Serkis to record Lord Of The Rings also

    This recording of the hobbit is league’s ahead of any other recordings of the Hobbit or lord of the rings. I would by the lord of the rings read by Andy Serkis eaven if I had to pay for each individual part of the six parts the books are divided into.

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    • LE7
    • 15/09/2020

    OMG best narration ever!

    I know the story inside out. I know how it should sound. this is it.

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    • Nerine Dorman
    • 18/11/2020

    Serkis does Tolkien's legacy justice

    My first encounter with JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit came when I was around six years old, and my mum picked up a paperback copy from which she read parts of to me. I do admit I was probably a little too young to appreciate this, back then, but I did go on to reading the book on my own when I was about 11 or 12. Which is also when I plunged headlong into The Lord of the Rings and knew from that moment that I wanted to be a fantasy writer. I'm always somewhat baffled when people complain that The Hobbit is boring, but hey, there's no accounting for people's taste. But what I will say to those of you who didn't quite gel with the reading, do give the audiobook narrated by Andy Serkis a try. It's my firm belief that some fiction only truly comes alive as the spoken word, and in this case, The Hobbit is a prime example. Tolkien is a master of the third person omniscient, so often interrupts the main flow to give a little of his own opinion – and sometimes the references to things from his own time, like football, can be a bit jarring. This is especially the case considering that the conventions of present day fiction favour a limited first- or third-person point of view. So I'm guessing the 'narrator voice' of the author might be off-putting to some readers (though I do believe that they don't quite know how to articulate this, judging by the reviews out there – worth a laugh and an eye-roll if you're trawling to see the one-star reviews for The Hobbit.) But Andy Serkis as a narrator of this book surpasses himself. His minute details in characterisation, for everyone from Bilbo and Gandalf, to Smaug, and of course the Gollum we all know and love, are an absolute delight. This is the unabridged version of the book, so we're looking at plus minus 10 hours of entertainment, and I'm beginning to wonder if Peter Jackson shouldn't have just stuck to the plot instead of his mangling of the film adaption of the book. Because yes, there is enough content for three movies here, if you look hard enough. This is most certainly one of my audiobook highlights of the year, and I cannot recommend it enough. Serkis is an absolute treasure and he has without a doubt done justice to JRR Tolkien's legacy with his reading.

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    • Håkon Seljåsen
    • 20/10/2020

    More of this!

    Please make Andy Serkis natrate LOTR and the Silmarillion as well! He is brilliant! Pleeease!!!!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 13/01/2021

    Fantastic!

    Amazing performance by Andy Serkis. Unbelievable range of sounds and accents threaded together by a surprisingly deep and charming main voice

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 18/12/2020

    Superb!

    The Hobbit is a wonderful book and to listen to it being read by Mr. Serkis is absolutely wonderful. The narrator has an unbelievable talent for voices and brought the book to life. I agree that the narrator should also do LOTR - I would buy it immediately.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 16/12/2020

    Best narrator ever!

    Absolutely enjoyable! Loved it, brought new energy to the well-known story. Warmly recommended! Listen & enjoy

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    • Anonymous User
    • 05/12/2020

    More more!!

    Andy makes this the best audiobook ive heard. Give me Lord of the rings next please.

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    • Hanne
    • 02/12/2020

    Riddles in the dark

    The chapter “riddles in the dark” alone makes this book well worth listening to. Andy Serkis does a fantastic job narrating this, really bringing a new dimension to this classic. I would love to hear more Lord of the Rings books read by him!

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    • Ilse Åsbakk
    • 17/09/2020

    A match made in heaven

    The Hobbit has always been a beloved story to me, but now it has gained a whole new dimension; a completely new way of experiencing it, as we get this narration that we've all been waiting for without even knowing it. Andy Serkis brings a whole cast of distinct voices to this audiobook, and the pacing and drama of the storytelling is impeccable. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves fantasy, the world of LotR, or fairytales in general. I hope with all my heart that we will soon get a new version of the Lord of the Rings, too - narrated by Andy Serkis. That would make this experience complete.

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    • Jo
    • 25/10/2020

    What a splendid Adventure!

    The Hobbit remains one of my very favourite books of all time. My hat goes off to Andy Serkis who captures this adventure and all its participants marvellously. He gives each character a unique voice and accent, sometimes reminiscent of those in the films. He finds the right tone for the whole story, and I enjoyed the journey immensely. Fingers crossed he will read The Lord of the Rings next. Please, Audible, make that happen! 🖤

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    • Cleidson
    • 23/09/2020

    Great book, fabulous reading.

    The book is fabulous and Andy Sarkis is perfect reading and interpreting. an amazing experience.

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    • Mirko
    • 12/01/2021

    Extremely well read!

    Andy is a great actor, he actually changed his voice completely for every single character. And it resembles the movie. He also sang all the songs. He makes it very tense and interesting. And You can't hear him breathing, like other readers... Too bad he didn't finish the rest of LOTR. Would recommend it to anyone!

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    • Lia
    • 03/01/2021

    Absolutely amazing

    This audiobook is pure magic especially the chapter riddles in the dark is gold. Hope he reads the Lord of the Rings too!

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    • Stefan Laichner
    • 29/11/2020

    Best version of The Hobbit

    In my opinion this is the best version of the Hobbit out there. Andy Serkis' performance is amazing.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 17/11/2020

    Sehr gut!

    Sogar noch besser als ich es mir vorgestellt hatte. Für jeden Mittelerde Begeisterten absolut zu empfehlen!

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    • S. Spenner
    • 20/10/2020

    Andy Serkis is phenomenal!

    Just loved it. It's read with a lot of heart and reverence for the work.