This book finally wraps everything up, but the ending drags on and on. Just when you think it should reach a final conclusion it keeps going. And then as if Tolkien didn't give enough detail in the book, he then writes two sub books so he can give even more background on the characters. I could not finish the sub books. It was way to redundant.
Rob Inglis does an excellent performance both in word and in song by my reckoning!
I was very pleased, as I was with the two previous 2 books, the reader and story. I was also very pleased that the audible story included much of the appendix season the last book giving the history of the main characters and families.
A very enjoyable experience.
Yes. Because it's the greatest adventure someone could on without leaving there house.
This one is up there with the rest. Rob Inglis is one of the best narrator's out there.
Robert Inglis is one of the best narrators out there. I remember about 5 or 6 years ago I listened to The Hobbit with him narrating and I fell in love with his many character voices and his excitement when he read. I couldn't wait to download and listen to these books once I remembered who narrated them. I am now on The Earthsea Cycle just because of his good narration style. Lord of The Rings the movies are great! Don't get me wrong but I still think the book and him narrating are better!! I feel like he hit the voices perfectly. If you haven't read, watched or listened to Lord of The Rings and you enjoy fantasy you are missing out. You owe it to yourself to read what made fantasy what it is today. You can't go wrong with Robert Inglis either. I wish he did more books to be honest.
The LotR remains the best fantasy series I've ever read (and I've spent my life reading them). It is deep, well-crafted, and timeless.
That Tolkien allowed Frodo to fail. He came to mouth of Mount Doom and chose not to destroy the ring. Frodo isn't an action hero, he's weak and flawed like me. He doesn't have to kill a million orcs or get the girl to be memorable.
I would not conceive listening to anyone else reading these stories.
When Eowyn and Merry defeat the Witch King. Tolkien gets flack for not having many women in the series, but the ones that are there are some of the strongest characters.
Northern courage- the concept that you fight, no matter the odds. You always fight injustice, and evil even if you know there is no hope. It is the courage of fighting the losing battle because it is the right thing to do that matters. Then eagles will bail you out...