Narrator Andy Serkis, whom many will recognize as the voice of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings movies, delivers a magnificent listening experience of the familiar classic. Serkis perfectly captures the nuances of each character, offering an engrossing performance of the story of a hobbit who is averse to adventure journeying with 13 dwarves to reclaim their treasure from a deadly dragon. Serkis adopts a wide range of vocal skill, capturing Bilbo's careful reluctance, dropping to a whisper as the hobbit sneaks about, and emulating Smaug's commanding growl as the dragon seeks the dwarves that would dare invade his lair. Serkis's remarkable singing voice is loaded with appeal. Both new listeners and old ought not miss this audiobook. A.K.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2020 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2020
CD ISBN 9781705009031 $123.75 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781705009048 $109.00
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