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The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy | [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.
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The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron.

In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director. This recording also contains Tolkien’s preface to the trilogy, including a prior history of the ring, and shire habitat, history, and folkways.

©1983 Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R.Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R.Tolkien (P)1990 Recorded Books

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    Kari Schloss-barker 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    I watched the Trilogy many times before listening to the book. Well worth the purchase. I was able to fill in the blanks, making these three stories new to me again.

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    This is part of my Mort favorite book sires in the world!!! Love love love it so much I can listen to it every day!

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    Clifford Portland, OR, United States 02-09-15
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    "Exhalent"

    very exciting reading of all 4 books and a great touch with all the history's at the end of the reading.

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    Foust 02-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator was stellar."

    We all know that this is a good book but the narrator did an especially good job of bringing all the voices to life.

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    "Gushing!"

    Spectacular book, spectacular narrator. I listened on even through all of the forwards and books of lore....amazing series, unmatched in scope or beauty.

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    Brandon Morgan 01-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    I am an avid Tolkien fan and upon hearing the narration from the first book, I knew that I would enjoy the series that I have read and watched for many years.

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    Amazon Customer Helena, Mt, United States 01-29-15
    Amazon Customer Helena, Mt, United States 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    I love this book. I wish it could go on and on. This is one to listen over n over again.

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    Sam 01-26-15
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    A great performance of a great book! Te lord of the rings is a classic.
    I would recommend this to anyone!

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    I will always enjoy this story!!! It has been a part of my life and an enjoyable read of all time

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    "Great story of course!"

    I love Lord of the Rings. The narrator was ok...I think that have the cast of the movies read it would be pretty great.

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