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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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    Ark1836 05-28-15
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    "The Finale to a Classic"

    I read the entire series in high school and decided to listen to it again on Audible. The story is, of course, a masterpiece and well-worth listening to again. My only complaint is that this is an older recording. The narrator does a good job--no real complaints but this is such an iconic and popular story that I think it deserves being updated to include multiple narrators such as Audible has done with Ender's Game, Dracula, Dune, etc...

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    suzyq bama 05-26-15
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    "Excellent!"

    The best audio book series I have ever listened to. The narrative keeps you drawn in. Ill look for other books with this narrator. I have to admit, the lineage of the kings got a little thick at points but I also learned a lot about how events fit together. Bravo!

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    Sonny 05-25-15
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    "Perfection!"

    The story is unmatched. I have listened to the LOTR at least three times each year and I NEVER grow tired of it. That and the stellar narration makes these aufiobooks my all-time favourites!

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    Melissa 05-21-15
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    This series is as great now as it was when I was a kid fantastic!

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    Aaron 05-20-15
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    I am going to miss Robert Inglis to narrate my books because of this book

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    A. K. Allen Seattle, WA USA 05-06-15
    A. K. Allen Seattle, WA USA 05-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    Ingliss' reading is superb. Story was good of course, but the reader feels like he was the perfect person to read it.

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    James 04-19-15
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    Great story, great narration! Robert Ingliss does an amazing job bringing this story and the rest of the Lord of the Rings to life!

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    GeoHueb Seattle, Wa 04-15-15
    GeoHueb Seattle, Wa 04-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    You know the story, no need to review. The reader was exceptional and I will be borrowing his tactics when I read this to my own children.

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    Rhett S. Price Playa del Rey, California 04-05-15
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    "A GOOD FINISH TO THE TRILOGY"

    A fine finish for one of the best trilogies ever. The ending recaps provide depth and warmth to what we have seen in the cinema. I enjoyed all three.

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    Amazon Customer Memphis, TN, US 04-02-15
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    I'm glad they included the appendices. The performance is fantastic, the story is good. Probably the best of the trilogy.

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