Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Smeagol-Gollum, still obsessed by his "preciouss". After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is alive, in the hands of the orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.
Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Nearly 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collector's editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. Now it is available for the first time on digital download, complete and unabridged.
This is the second book of The Return of the King.
Don't miss the rest of Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.
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"An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent." (The Observer)
"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Sunday Telegraph)
I have listened to all 6 books in the Lord of the Rings series, and the narrator deserves an Oscar. He has done a brilliant job, bringing the story to life and keeping the interest going. Tolkien's masterpiece is best told in his own words.
Now that I am done whit the book I miss one thing. Giv me my Appendix. I need that Appendix, its where you get your happy ending. I want my happy ending, I need it. I can say that I have read it my self, but it is missing and I was looking foreword to hear it. The rest of the book is good and I kan learn to love the nerater, but I rally miss the after math of the story, where Sam goos to Frodo after he have lived a long life in the Shier, that Legolas and Gimlin goos to the Haven in a boot they make them self.
Audible have divided LOTR into six separate audiobooks. They aren't really separate books, but sections of the same book, so you need to read them in order, they won't make sense otherwise. The numbering is a bit confusing. This is book six of six. (start with "the fellowship of the ring book 1!)
Rob Inglis has a very traditional english voice and reads in a very measured way. I am a fan of Tolkien, and enjoy this reading, but if you have only seen the films, you may find it a bit slow.
The final chapter in the Lord of the Rings saga has a great ending, actually quite a few of them because unlike many books and movies, it goes through each of the characters and story arcs to let you know what has happened and what direction they're not heading. Not overly saccharine but not a big downer either (unless you then go and read what happens to Arwen).
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
The Lord of the Rings is well narrated by Rob Ingliss. He does an excellent job of the voices of Gollum, the orcs, and of Treebeard. It is enjoyable being able to follow along with the book and increases the enjoyment of reading the best fantasy story ever written.
Everything. Need I say more. J.R.R. Tolkien was indeed the best author of the 20th century.
He did a great job, but his singing of the songs was terrible. His character voices were brilliant though and the audio book was an enjoyable listen that enhances the reading experience of The Lord of the Rings.
What moved me was when Sam helped Frodo with his burden by carrying him when Frodo was unable to go any further.
I just love listening to these long epic stories. I've always found it hard to get through the LOTR books, but have easily go through all three 'books' in the last month.
Very good, and well produced. However, despite this being billed as unabridged, it does not include the annexes.
"Lord of the rings revisited"
What a great experience being read this book so enjoyed years ago. What a marvellous narrator for this great tale.
...and I loved every minute. It is very well-narrated and just never gets boring! I fully recommend all of the Lord of the Ring books!
"The best of them all"
Couldn't find the time to read the series & I decided to listen while running. Initially it feels slightly dated however I found myself griped after a while & found myself running more just to hear the stories through. Even the singing parts were ok albeit didn't add much to the story. I'd say if you like fantasy at all you have to read tolkeins work, or like me listen if you don't have the time. Adds so much more to the movies.
Marvelously done, perfect voice for the story and brings to life everything I loved about the books the first time I read them.
Grand, sweeping, and deeply beautiful. 'The Return of the King' is Tolkien at the top of his game. Clever, profound and moving - it has become the blueprint for every subsequent fantasy writer. I re-read it most years but now will probably listen to it instead. Big fan of Rob Inglis, too. He was the perfect choice for this book.
"One 'Book' To Rule Them All!"
WOW!! Absolutely superb! A truly amazing book, from start to finish. The Lord of the Rings movies, really don't even scratch the surface. This is, without doubt, a masterpiece. Excellently written, and narrated with style.
If you've watched the movies, and think you know what Lord of the Rings is about, think again. Get this book, and you will understand what I mean.
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