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The Return of the King Audiobook

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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    lilGypsyFirefly 10-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic!!"

    I absolutely love the voice and cadence of the narration. I have already read the books more than once and have been an avid Tolkien fan basically for as long as I can remember - Inglis excellently captures the depth and rich spirit of these clasics!

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    G. Parish 10-15-15
    G. Parish 10-15-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A solid ending"

    All threads are wrapped up, including little ones you have likely forgotten, A solid ending to the tale.

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    Edward Hubbard 10-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding narration"

    love the trilogy and the hobbit as well must have read or listened to at least 20 times over the years

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    Luke 09-17-15
    Luke 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing!!"

    I've read the books before but the audio book was a great new experience. loved it, couldn't stop listening, amazing recording

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    Amazon Customer SOUTH EUCLID, OH, United States 09-16-15
    Amazon Customer SOUTH EUCLID, OH, United States 09-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding Finale"

    Return of the King is a classic, so whether or not I enjoyed this audible book was 100% dependent on the voice actor. He really brought it home in the last book of the LOTR trilogy. I can say with confidence I will be listening to this again.

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    Adam Koelling Longview, Texas 09-06-15
    Adam Koelling Longview, Texas 09-06-15
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    "3rd Listen Through!"

    I love everything about this audio book. It's my favorite story of all time, and the performance is greatness. This was my first time to listen to the appendices... so good!

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    Jas Sandhu 08-23-15
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    "Never a bad listen"

    Classic Tolkien, Who doesn't love this bit of fiction, I can listen to this tale over and over.

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    Steven M. Hackman Akron, OH USA 08-20-15
    Steven M. Hackman Akron, OH USA 08-20-15

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    "good a book as I remember as a kid"

    Narrator was good. I forgot about all that happened after the ring was destroyed. Definitely brought back memories from reading as a child.

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    Amazon Man Philadelphia 08-19-15
    Amazon Man Philadelphia 08-19-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing reader, greatest story ever told"

    If you are a fan of LOTR, no maters how many times you've read it, this recorded story is a must. Don't miss it!!

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    Kearn D. Reif Detroit, MI 07-04-15
    Kearn D. Reif Detroit, MI 07-04-15 Member Since 2013

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    "About time I got to these books"
    What made the experience of listening to The Return of the King the most enjoyable?

    Nothing comes to mind.


    What other book might you compare The Return of the King to and why?

    None.


    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice, cadence and the way he sings the songs are all enjoyable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The spirit warriors involvement was glossed over to the point the scene was useless in the book. I prefer the Sam/Frodo relationship in the book to the one portrayed on film. It felt more like two soldiers on the front lines in the book and not the unrequited love from the film.

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