You Can Now Listen To Andy Serkis Read You The Entirety Of The Hobbit

You Can Now Listen To Andy Serkis Read You The Entirety Of The Hobbit

The Gollum actor’s Hobbit audiobook is available now.

Audiobook Sample: The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien
Narrated by: Andy Serkis
Published by: Recorded Books

This brand-new unabridged audiobook of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved The Hobbit is read by the BAFTA award-winning actor, director and author, Andy Serkis.


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Bilbo & Smaug Complete Scene

The complete confrontation between Barrel-Rider and the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, uninterrupted as it damn well should’ve been to begin with

Andy Serkis Reads The Hobbit – Full Charity Live Stream – Hobbitathon – Complete & Uncut

Originally broadcast on the 8th May 2020, actor Andy Serkis (Who plays “Gollum” / “Smeagol” in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (And Hobbit Trilogy) of Motion Pictures) broadcasted a over 10 and a half hour long stream reading the entire Hobbit Novel by J.R.R Tolkien, The reading was known as Hobbitathon and was a charity reading for “Best Beginnings” which raised over £280,000 for the charity. Their Twitter handle is @BestBeginnings and their website is

Andy Serkis has since professionally recorded The Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy in a studio environment and is available on CD and no doubt Digital Streaming somewhere, I myself do own the CD of the Hobbit and although his use of the Gollum voice is excellent! in my own opinion I still prefer the original edition of the audiobook read by Rob Inglis in 1990 and 1991 respectively (with no insult intended to Mr Serkis,)

In my personal opinion this stream is nothing special, The video and audio quality is poor, But because the original stream was deleted this is technically “Lost Media” and I’m a big fan of finding and saving “Lost Media” for example “Doctor Who” and “The Avengers” someone has uploaded a 2 hour clip of the stream on YouTube which has collected over 70 thousand views so clearly this piece of media is in some sort of demand.

Its been over 2 years since the original stream was broadcast and my main reason for sitting on this media was copyright and moral reasons, I could have easily uploaded the entire thing to YouTube by now but I worried for a copyright strike because I genuinely care about my channel and wasn’t happy to take the risk at the time, I also felt it was wrong morally as it was recorded for a charity but its since been and gone and the Charity got a nice chunk of funding from the event, So if you’d like to support Best Beginnings please make a donation at their website here :

My only request / demand is a business or large YouTube channel not redistribute this online, Gladly link to this video or the Internet Archive, and Individuals share it to your family members who enjoy the Hobbit such as elderly people who aren’t great with technology, I didn’t place a watermark on the video because it would be disgraceful as it was recorded for a charity, My request comes from the work of recording and editing the stream as well as the audio files on audible, I’ll be adding a link to the description to the “Internet Archive” page which has the Raw Audible File, MP3’s, FLAC’s and the Uncompressed Video of this.

All rights reserved to (Andy Serkis), For his Appearance and Voice. And the estate of J.R.R Tolkien (Tolkien Estate) as well as (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Andy Serkis reads from ‘Riddles in the Dark’ from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Award-winning actor Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) reprises his role as Gollum and reads from ‘Riddles in the Dark’. The new unabridged audiobook of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (on sale September 3rd 2020) is now available to order here:

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 thirteen 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….

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