When I was a child, we used to listen to an audiobook on vinyl. A four disc compilation of Nicol WIlliamson reading The Hobbit.
He had an amazing voice, and I listened to it so many times that I still remember parts of it off by heart 30 years later.
Here is my reading of Chapter 5 of The Hobbit, inspired by (and frankly, ripped off from) Nicol WIlliamson’s interpretation.
He gave me a love of narration, and copying his style a bravery about being creative in this space. A wonderful actor and narrator.