Andy Serkis releases new Audiobook of LotR

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Andy Serkis releases new Audiobook of LotR

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I know its not really movie news, but it feels like it fits better here
The new audiobook recording of The Lord of the Rings arrives this month! Here's what Andy Serkis had to say about returning to Middle-earth...

'Walking back into Middle-earth over 20 years after my first life-changing adventure there, and experiencing it all over again (this time for many weeks alone in a sound booth) has brought in equal measures of pure joy, sheer madness, immense pleasure and a level of psychological and physical fatigue I have never quite experienced the like of before.
'I actually feel like I have lived through Tolkien’s saga, and felt his profound understanding of and connection to nature, love, war, truth, hatred and altruism. Each day I genuinely went through ups and downs, often coinciding with the progress of the ring-bearer and his companions. On more than one occasion I was sure I wasn’t going to make it to the Crack of Doom! Having now completed the quest and been 'There and back again... again', so to speak, I realise what a phenomenal privilege it has been to have had the opportunity to read this sublime work once more. My only hope, now, is that I have done it justice, and that the listening experience conveys the power and beauty of J R R Tolkien’s masterpiece.'

Pre-order the new Fellowship of the Ring audiobook: https://smarturl.it/FellowshipAudible
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He was astonishingly good in that reading marathon.
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Did you listen to the promotional trailer for the audiobook I posted in the Youtube thread? He's quite brilliant.

I want to know if I can buy in a format that doesn't tie me to audible.
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Andy Serkis doing orcs is something else.

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I want the audiobook but I can't find it straight up without Audible...and I don't want Audible. I'm frustrated!

ETA found it. Feel dumb now.
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Does anyone here own this yet?
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I’m allowed one free book on audible that I haven’t claimed ever. I should get this one….

But haven’t yet.
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I think its technically three books Inanna
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It looks like it's free with a free trial of Audible. Does that mean that you get to keep it after your trial is over?
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Audible says,
Do you keep Audible purchases after Cancelling?
Any titles you purchase are yours to keep forever, even if you decide to cancel your membership. You have acquired lifelong listening rights with the purchase of an Audible title.Aug 9, 2021
Any free listens I've gotten from Audible over the years have stayed in my "library", the same as ones I've purchased with money or credits.
Ones that I've listened to under a special program that I've since quit are marked as no longer available, but still listed in the library.

I'm guessing a trial membership will work the same way.
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Cool!

Since you have Audible, do you find it worth the money?
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I love Audible. I've been a member since 2008. I used to try to use audiobooks from my library for free, but the interface was so glitchy back then that I finally decided a paid service was the way to go. The library might be better now, who knows? I've got so many titles on audible now that I really don't want to hop platforms. But with Amazon integrated with audible now, it's really easy to go back and forth between kindle books and audible books.

For a while I was finding free ebooks with audio narration on Amazon and "buying" them and then they'd show up in my Audible account. But... a whole lot of times the free e books are worth about what they cost. I've got probably 50 to 100 of those books on my list that I tried and either the story was so horribly written that I had to abandon it, or the narrator was so awful I couldn't stand it. So there are a lot of really crappy books on my audible list, and I can't get them off! :x
It's my fault, I know. I thought I was being clever at the time. Gee! So many free books! This will be cool! It wasn't, really.

I use audio books all the time. Commuting, housework, farm work. Any boring task is made better by listening to a story while you do it. :) Some stories, that is. :blackeye:

A good narrator can make a mediocre book shine, and vice versa. Sometimes I list out all the books a particular narrator has done, just because I know they are good. Sometimes a great narrator will make a dumb book sound so good that it takes me quite a while to figure out that it really wasn't written so well after all.

Anyway.
Audiobooks.
I love them. :)
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