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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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    Rhett S. Price Playa del Rey, California 04-05-15
    Rhett S. Price Playa del Rey, California 04-05-15 Member Since 2014
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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
    Amazon Customer Memphis, TN, US 04-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Ending"

    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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    BullBoxerInc.99 03-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Epic ending"

    Well done. It was a good listen. Narration perfect. Additional content at end. The rings tale is at an end.

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    K. Smith pearland, texas 03-09-15
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    "Great End To Great Series"

    This book was really good. I actually like this one the best because it wraps things up. The narrator was really good and made you really get into the characters. A classic book and series that everyone should read and/or listen to at least once :)

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    Kari Schloss-barker 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic tale."

    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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    "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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    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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