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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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    Richard Andersons 01-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Conclusion to this audio series!"
    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    Rob Inglis had a way of reminding me of the movie epic, of the older animated versions, and even touched on the voices of characters and the way they sounded to me in my head whenever I read the print version. I really enjoyed Inglis' performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at several points! Although I've read this series time and again since I was in grade school, listening to it on audio was like hearing the story for the first time. I laughed and wanted to cry when the battle at Minas Tirith was over, when the ring was finally cast in the depths of fire, and during the many partings.


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    Dwayne 12-27-16
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    "amazing"

    this book was my favorite of the three
    so good. so well performed. buy it!

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    "A historic tale to last the ages!"

    This book and, indeed, this series should be read by men and women of all ages so that their imagination will be kindled and burn brightly forever.

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    Schottman 11-28-16
    Schottman 11-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Greatest Trilogy ever written."

    The narration is done with skill and subtlety oft missed in works of fiction. The skill here matched that of the author. This perhaps is the greatest work of fiction this world has ever known.

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    "Untold Tales Unfolding in my Mind..."

    Wonderful!
    The performance of Rob Inglis made me not want to stop. I only did as sleep is important ;-)
    The tales told with utmost detail painted so many more pictures in my mind than the movies could. The extra material helps grasping the love of detail J.R.R. Tolkien put into character development.
    Highly recommended, after listening to the first two, of course.

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    Culpie 11-19-16
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    "Nothing compares with the actual book"

    Love this trilogy! The narrator is one of the best. His range of voices is awesome. Easy to listen too and captures your attention from the first paragraph.

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    Sarah 11-18-16
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    "over all, great"

    only one complaint is that the chapters on audible are not the same email as the reader read.

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    Amazon Customer 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "beautiful naration for a beautiful story"

    stick around after the ending for the histories of talked about families and races and for the tragedy of the love of Arwen and Aragorn. It made my eyes misty.

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    Matthew Childress Glendale, AZ USA 11-09-16
    Matthew Childress Glendale, AZ USA 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!!!!!!"

    I have always loved The Lord of the Rings, and this is no different! Wonderful!

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    john42 10-19-16
    john42 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "BOOK THREE OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS."

    LOVED IT! ! ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. ALSO THE ENDING WITH OUTCOMES OF ALL CHARACTERS.

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