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
Narrator was good. I forgot about all that happened after the ring was destroyed. Definitely brought back memories from reading as a child.
In my dreams, I live in Amazon.
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!!
Nothing comes to mind.
His voice, cadence and the way he sings the songs are all enjoyable.
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.
From the writing to the performance, nothing will ever surpass this work. There is a poetry to the language and sincerity in performance that is lacking in all other works of it's kind.
Too damn long, and too many details at the end of the story that just prolonged the misery. The war ended when Golem played his final and pivotal role. The King assumed his role and his throne. Why on earth drag it out? Oh. My. God! I am glad I read all three books, but of all three, this was the most tedious one. And, Frodo never ceased to get on my nerves with his weakness! As far as I am concerned, Sam was always the hero! Alright, on to my next title!
Was too daunted by the size of the book as a kid. Too busy now to sit down and read it but fit perfectly into my daily commute!
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