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
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.
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!
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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