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
The voice and style of the narrator perfectly matched the story.
It kept my interest very very well. I sat in my car several times waiting to hear the next few lines...couldn't break myself away.
His accent is perfect, his inflections and charecterizations were spot on--never distracting from the story.
Rob Inglis did an amazing job.
The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece in its own right but Rob Inglis brought it to life.
What more can I say about this story that hasn't been said a thousand times? I mean, other than listening to the audio version of the story made me realize how often I just skip over the various and sundry songs when reading...
His voice is perfect to this series and he sings the music that Tolkien wrote masterfully.
I enjoyed the final part to the story, along with the expanded background information at the end.
Just as excellent as all the other two.
I've just listened to The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, and Rob Inglis' readings make me forget the Peter Jackson movies and remember my own imagined versions from reading Tolkien as a child. He performs the voices marvelously, and his singing is wonderful, rich and mellifluous. For yourself or a Tolkien fan, these are the perfect audiobooks. Buy them immediately! You won't regret it.
Way behind the readings of G.R.R Martin's Fire and Ice series, but so much better than any others
It was the classic struggle of 'the hero'
A stranger saves the day.
The characters continue their journeys and continue to be delightfully animated by the narrator, Rob Inglis. I am sure I will re-listen to this series many times. It is just as good as I remembered it from many years ago. I was, once again, sad that the tale ended, but joyous for many of the characters. I can't say which ones...don't want to spoil it! If you are a fan of this genre, and even if you have previously read this trilogy (as I have), you will not regret using your credits on this series.
Wonderfully read. I listen to audiobooks while knitting and being a lifetime fan of LOTR, I enjoyed every minute of the story and every stitch I created while listening.
Yes I love Lord of the Rings.
That they everything worked out in the end.
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