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The Hobbit

By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by: Andy Serkis
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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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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A masterpiece!

A brilliant narration of this well-loved tale by Andy Serkis. Definitely worth listening to multiple times. The best chapter, of course, is Riddles in the Dark. Gollum narrated by Mr Serkis is the only version I will ever love.

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such a wonderful audiobook

andy serkis’s narration of this beautiful story is so captivating and keeps you wanting to listen for hours on end. could not recommend this more!

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Lovely

This book is great. Narrated by the voice actor for Gollum in the movies and an all round amazing story.

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Quite the most delightful tale, told beautifully

One of my favourite books, read by the purely wonderful Andy Serkis. I've enjoyed listening to it immensely and I've no doubt I'll listen again.

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Captivating and bingeworthy

Andy Serkis is hands down one of the best storytellers I've ever heard. Amazing character voices!

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Brilliant book

Awesome story! I read it at .80 because Andy reads fast. LOVED IT! Brilliant Accents!

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Absolute Classic

Wonderfully read By Andy Serkis. Love it. This will be a repeat read for sure!

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Epic

Fantastic fantasy adventure. Amazingly told with Dy Sirkis' array of voices. Can't wait to read The Lord of The Rings.

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Excellent 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Very entertaining & enjoyable reading of a wonderful classic. Andy Serkis was excellent and the whole family loved this!

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Fantastic telling of a great book

Andy Serkis makes this book come alive in such an incredible way
Amazing voice actor

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