Item description for Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien & Rob Inglis...
As the War of the Rings builds in intensity and the dark minions of Sauron look to extend their evil influence over Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam edge ever closer to Mount Doom. Desperate to avoid the watchful eye of the Dark lord and the treacherous betrayal of Gollum, the two noble hobbits struggle through the Land of Shadow in an attempt to destroy the One Ring of Power and end Sauron's evil reign forever.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Recorded Books
Running Time: 900.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.8" Width: 5.3" Height: 2" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Recorded Books
ISBN 0788789848 ISBN13 9780788789847
Availability 109 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 26, 2017 11:08.
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More About J. R. R. Tolkien & Rob Inglis
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.
J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 and died in 1973.
J. R. R. Tolkien has published or released items in the following series...
Histories of Middle-Earth
History of Middle-Earth (Hardcover)
History of Middle-Earth (Paperback)
History of Middle-Earth; The History of the Lord of the Ring
History of the Lord of the Rings; The History of Middle-Eart
Reviews - What do customers think about The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Book 3)?
Great ending for a great trilogy. Mar 2, 2008
The third book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (which was never meant by Tolkien to be a trilogy, but three separate books seem a lot more manageable than one 1008-page volume). I liked this one better than the second book, but not as much as the first. I thought that, like in the second book, the way Tolkien divided the narrative was weird. Rather than switching back and forth between two simultaneous stories, he tells all of one, then all of the other. Still, that's a little nit-pick for an epic of this magnitude. I'm not sure if The Lord of the Rings as a whole would make my personal top 10 list, but it definitely deserves a spot among the greatest novels ever written, if not for the writing then for the sheer imagination and ambition of the project. I've never read a book that so convincingly creates an entire world. It's no wonder this is considered to be the definitive fantasy. There were times when I wanted to live in Middle Earth and other times when I set the book down and felt like I had been in Middle Earth for a while. An incredible escape, and well worth the time it takes to read it.
Nice, classic feel Feb 28, 2008
I won't go into what Lord of the Rings is all about. If you're looking at this book you probably already know. Instead I'll tell you about the version you are looking at. This publication has a wonderful, classic feel to it. Map in the back which provides detail of Rohan and Gondor. The cover slip is great. Wonderful artwork. I purchased this version because it doesn't have the movie art work all over it. Remember, it was a book before a movie. If you're going to read the book, leave the movie behind. The Return of the King also has the Appendices and has a quality hard binding. I would recommend this version (any of three books) to anyone who wants the real Lord of the Rings experience.
Inglis' Narration is the perfect complement to the perfect trilogy Oct 1, 2007
I listen to a lot of books on tape. Every once in a while I come across a narrator who is perfectly suited to the work. I don't mean a narrarator who has a good voice, I mean a narrator whose voice brings the story alive. Rob Inglis is such a narrator in all three books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each character is clearly identifiable by his uncanny ability produce dozens of distinct voices. I've listened to other audio versions of Tolkien's works. Those narrarated by Rob Inglis are the only ones that I've found worth the purchase.
Not Free SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
While Tolkien's epic has its obvious flaws : the blatant racism, simplistic politics and superiority of Westerners he beats you over the head with, the wonderful setting is not to be denied.
Pitched battle as decoy is not too bad a stunt either, as they try and given Sam and Frodo more time to destroy the One Ring.
After this, the repercussions of this war for Middle-Earth are felt closer to home for the four fuzzy short guys.
SUPERB!!!!!! Aug 31, 2007
I have bought the lord of the rings in all it's form since becoming interested in all things tolkien 25 years ago and the trilogy in this form is absolutely superb. Rob inglis's voice and narration really complement the book brilliantly. Excellent stuff.