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The Return of the King Audiobook

The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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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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    Maureen 08-25-16
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    "Fabulous performance of a classic!"

    I tried at various times of my life to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but found the language difficult and cumbersome. I enjoyed the movies, which at least gave me the story, but I wanted to tackle the books themselves. I found the audible editions narrated by Rob Inglis and decided to try The Hobbit. Was so glad I did and I immediately followed up with the trilogy. It was so good I even bought extra credits because I didn't want to wait! The entire series was excellent and I'm sure I'll end up listening again. Delightful experience

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    Samir 08-22-16
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    "Great book"

    It amazes me the detail the author has captured in his books. It is so lifelike.

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    Emily Stuver Tennessee 08-19-16
    Emily Stuver Tennessee 08-19-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Wonderful Accents"

    Rob Inglis is amazing in the telling of this marvelous fantasy. From Gamgee to Gimli to Gandalf, Inglis provides an accurate depiction of the story. Quite synonymous with the films, you seem to know already know the characters.
    Keep reading, Rob!

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    John Orem, UT, United States 08-19-16
    John Orem, UT, United States 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    love this book. read and be consumed. drop the mic. move on. love this book.

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    Mark 06-26-16
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    "A classic tale comes to a close"
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    The tale of the ring comes to an epic conclusion and solidifies the loyalty of its listeners. In this final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien wonderfully ties up all the lose ends in a satisfying and rewarding way, making the listener, or reader, want to go back to fellowship and start all over again. The narration is wonderful and captivating as to be expected in a Lord of the Rings book.

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    William 06-22-16
    William 06-22-16
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    "Rob Inglis is amazing!!"

    One of the greatest books ever written with a awesome performance by Rob Inglis. Able to listen several times.

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    Brenene 05-14-16
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    I really enjoyed the story as well as the reader he did a great job.

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    Walter Streeter 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great audio of a great classic!"

    Enjoyed the reading oh this great classic. The additional appendices included with this audio add much to the entire series as well.

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    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 05-01-16
    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 05-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Finally it ends!"

    This book finally wraps everything up, but the ending drags on and on. Just when you think it should reach a final conclusion it keeps going. And then as if Tolkien didn't give enough detail in the book, he then writes two sub books so he can give even more background on the characters. I could not finish the sub books. It was way to redundant.

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    Mark Williams 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    Rob captures the story and characters well to bring the journey alive. I would recommend the whole trilogy for the LOTR.

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