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The Hobbit


by J. R. R. Tolkien Author · Bernard Cribbins Narrator


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The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug. As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin. On his journey, he will encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - as well as a mysterious and magical ring and a strange, sinister creature named Gollum Read by Bernard Cribbins, Jan Francis, Maurice Denham and David Wood, this rare audio soundtrack is sure to offer a treat for all fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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AudioGO Ltd
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 67.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 67.5 MB


Copyright holder :
AudioGO Ltd 2013
Narrator :
David Wood
Author :
J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrator :
Bernard Cribbins
Narrator :
Maurice Denham
Narrator :
Jan Francis
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