The Hobbit

The Hobbit, read by Andi Serkis

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is a book I’ve read so many times I’ve lost track of the number. But every time I reread it, I find something new to enjoy about it. This time, I listened to the new audiobook version narrated by Andi Serkis. What an incredible talent he has for voices, dialects, and everything it takes to bring such a story to life!  Just in case you don’t know, Andi Serkis was the voice actor and motion capture actor for the animated character of Gollum in the movie version of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And he did an awesome job of narrating The Hobbit!

from the publisher:

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.   Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

If you are looking for a delightful audiobook for the whole family to listen to during the holidays, look no further! This is just a delightful entertainment for all.

Smaug, illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien

2 thoughts on “The Hobbit

  1. Elena W

    I read this for my Classics Club challenge this year too! I really enjoyed it, though now I am a bit bummed I didn’t realize there was an Andy Serkis version, since I listened to an audiobook as well! I am sure it made the experience that much more enjoyable. I wasn’t sure if I would get confused by details or just not enjoy it since I don’t read fantasy, but I adored this book. I think LOTR would be harder for me since they are longer and more in-depth, but this was a wonderful experience, so I may have to give at least the first book a try!

    Here is my review of The Hobbit, if interested!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks for the link to your review of The Hobbit, Elena. It was wonderful! I think you would really enjoy Andy Serkis as narrator, although I did love Rob Inglis as narrator, too.



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