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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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    "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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    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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    "Masterful!!"

    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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    "Awesome!"

    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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    Nikki 01-26-15
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    "Great voice"

    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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    Blake Dahl Indianapolis, IN 01-08-15
    Blake Dahl Indianapolis, IN 01-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    great story well narrated with a good epilogue about the other characters of the book

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    An epic conclusion to the greatest story ever told this book is a true master piece I highly recommend it!

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    Cassidy 09-25-14
    Cassidy 09-25-14

    Just a tremendous nerd and Tolkien fanatic in Northern Michigan.

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    What made the experience of listening to The Return of the King the most enjoyable?

    I have been a Tolkien fan since I was able to comprehend the written word. This version of the book, besides the obvious advantage of being unabridged, brings back thoughts of a time before my own; when visual media was still in it's infancy, and radio actors were the stars of the day. It is far more difficult to portray a scene without visually perceiving it, and the mixture of Tolkien's impecible writing style as relayed by Rob Inglis' powerful voice (which he does in fact inflect differently for every character. The almost foolish naievety of Pippin as contrasted by the slow, measured and powerful cadence of Gandalf in the first scene being a prime example.) is wonderfully immersive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Easily the scene that reveals the existence of The Grey Company. His portrayal of Halbarad is easily a favorite (my predisposition to love the Dúnedain notwithstanding)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire passage from the Fields of Cormallen to the end of Theoden's funeral feast.


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