THE GREAT MODERN CLASSIC AND PRELUDE TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum—as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face. He had a little boat, and he rowed about quite quietly on the lake; for lake it was, wide and deep and deadly cold. Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. This brand-new unabridged recording is narrated by the acclaimed actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.
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This fantasy masterpiece has something for everyone, from tweens to university professors, making it a great listen for the whole family. Hobbits are a short, furry-footed people who much prefer the comforts of home to exciting adventures. But when amiable Bilbo Baggins is recruited by a wizard, his burly crew of Middle-earth misfits join the quest to slay a menacing dragon. J.R.R. Tolkien’s thrilling story sparkles with charming, lyrical writing, and his world-building is simply dazzling as Bilbo and his friends encounter talking eagles, menacing goblins, and magical rings. Andy Serkis, who plays the tortureed Gollum in the movie adaptations, gives loads of personality to all of Tolkien’s charming characters, including all 13 dwarves—you can actually tell them apart!
Andy Serkis is truly phenomenal narrating this; a wonderfully enjoyable experience
Andy Serkis can narrate my life.
Riddles in the dark
Gollum voice is 10/10