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The Lord Of The Rings Radio/TV Program

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

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    Richard in California 10-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Pure Delight"

    This dramatization is wonderfully done and true to the book. A pure delight to listen to!

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    Christopher 08-26-17
    Christopher 08-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I wanted only one thing..."

    for sombody to throw these damn random opera singers in a volcano along withe the ring.

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    Shannan 08-02-17
    Shannan 08-02-17
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    "My favorite book of the three by far!!"

    Greatest story ever, loved all three books but this one is my very favorite out of them all!!

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    MBurke 07-08-17
    MBurke 07-08-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Well read disappointingly edited"

    The voice actors did a nice job but I didn't expect the book to be so heavily abridged. Scenes I treasured were altered or omitted yet much time was dedicated to full renditions of songs.

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    Anonymous 07-02-17
    07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "fantastic"

    A fantastic performance of the last part of this great story, wish there was more to listen to

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    wake2air 06-28-17
    wake2air 06-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "disapointed for the last book."

    the narration for the last book was horrible. changed voices on almost all the characters. First two books were awesome, listened to them numerous times. Then had to hear this... very disappointed.

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    Stephen C. Greeley 05-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    Very enjoyable. I wish there were more. This is the best production of The Lord of the Rings.

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    Jennifer crumm 05-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "not what I expected was dissatisfied."

    struggled to get back to in to the story I am lost it was confusing.

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    jim adams 04-09-17
    jim adams 04-09-17
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    "Return of the King"
    What did you love best about The Lord Of The Rings?

    When it comes to radio plays the BBC really knows what it's doing. Originally a thirteen episode dramatization from the 60's l believe with some extra dialogue to bring it up to date with Jackson's epic movies there's nothing to say other than "Wow!" I would happily recommend this to everyone l know and even to those l don't know.


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    Helga Sorensen Ruskin, Canada 03-16-17
    Helga Sorensen Ruskin, Canada 03-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Actually does the original story honour! Full praise for this audiobook!"

    Tolkien fans need not fear a diminished experience in this stellar performance of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Suitable for all ages old enough to enjoy the books.

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  • Andrew J Nolan
    2/15/16
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    "An excellent end to a great trilogy"

    This instalment is like the rest in the series. A great story brought to life by a great cast. An excellent listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sally
    Nelson, New Zealand
    8/25/09
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    "Wonderful tolkein"

    I realy enjoyed this dramatisation. i am aware it is not a recent one but it stands the test of time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • James Garbutt
    9/29/17
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    "Loved it"

    Loved this. Well worth a listen! I have always been a fan of The Lord of the Rings from childhood. And this is a beautifully done performance

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  • Susan
    8/28/17
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    "Excellent in all aspects "

    Loved it when. first broadcast. A brilliant production. Wonderful to have it on my phone.

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  • Ross Elliott
    8/10/17
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    "excellent"

    Fabulous dramatisation. Wonderful voices which i remember dearly from childhood in the 80s when this series was first broadcast. Sadly many of these great actors have died now. They leave a master piece radio drama legacy.

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  • MR SIMON HALL
    8/6/16
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    "3rd Best"

    Really realy really love it its the 3rd best book in the siries wach film

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  • phill
    4/1/16
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    "fantastic books"

    fantastic books....I listen all the time to them in work
    they should do The Hobbit books as well

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  • S.
    Heathfield Park, United Kingdom
    12/1/15
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    "Great way to reread the set of books"

    I have read the books and watched the films and realised bits were changed or missing so it was good to be able to sit back and listen whilst spotting where the changes had been made. The dramatisation was good and added to the overall atmosphere and story telling. I would recommend this to any Lord of the rings fan. I enjoyed the experience greatly.

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  • R S ROBINSON
    5/29/15
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    "Just awesome"

    Every bit as good as the films. Better in many respects. An absolutely brilliant production.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tess
    4/5/15
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    "Good story well told"

    As good as ever, and faithful to the original, though the songs are somewhat irritating, they do have relevance to the plot at least

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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