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
Rob Inglis does a great job having different voices for each character. He really helps bring the book to life. Not to mention, the songs in the LOTR series are sung with a melody and he correctly pronounces the Elven language. My favorite character voice is Treebeard! :)
Yes, this book made me laugh and cry.
Pitch perfect narration of a classic story. I've read the books numerous times and of course seen the movies but Rob Inglis brings the story to life.
From my daughter: "I'm 10 and I liked the story. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 7 years old. I liked the narrator and that he used different voices for the different characters. But I did have a hard time learning the separate characters and keeping them straight. I really enjoyed the story. I've listened to the whole trilogy. I won't go anywhere without my headphones and player. I'm planning on listening to the trilogy again and then reading the books. It's by far my favorite book(s). "
The book is long but worth listening to. There are so many aspects of the book that it is hard to say what I lvoe the best. This is a classic that can be listened to over and over and loved each time.
I cannot read the book but to listen to Rob read it helps me to hear the characters and story so clearly. He did a great job reading and expressing the emotions and meanings.
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.
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