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The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
Lu par : Rob Inglis
Série : The Lord of the Rings, Volume 3
Durée : 17 h et 12 min
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The complete, unabridged audiobook of The Return of the King

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. 

The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

Includes Appendix A.

©1954, 1966 The Trustees of the J. R. R. Tolkien 1967 Settlement (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC; This edition published 2001 by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd., London, UK

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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)

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This version does NOT contain Appendix A

This version does NOT contain Appendix A which is on the other hand available on Audible.com

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Perfect!!!

The Return of the King seals the Third Age and marks the start of the Fourth Age. The book adds so much detail to the story, In addition to that, Rob Inglis' narration adds more depth to the story!
The Lord of the Rings... Definitely one of the best stories of all time!

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  • Catherine
  • 18/10/2005

Inglis sounds like Tolkien!

As far as I know, this is the only unabridged reading of LOTR, so if you want unabridged this is the one to go for! (if you want abridged, try the BBC full cast dramatisation).

Rob Inglis has a very traditional english voice - similar to Tolkien's own. He reads in a very measured way. Not only does he read the entire book (apart from the appendices), he also sings all of the songs. I think that he suits the reading, but I find sometimes he doesn't differentiate the characters enough, and the pace is not fast. I also find that he makes the hobbits a bit too "yokel" (rural english accent) for me.

That said, I enjoyed this audiobook and would recommend it. The only thing to be aware of is that Audible have divided it into six separate audiobooks, so to listen to the whole of LOTR, you are going to have to buy them all.

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  • Katy
  • 03/01/2017

Finally!

Would you listen to The Return of the King again? Why?

Absolutely. The narrator was excellent and the story is timeless.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Return of the King?

(No spoilers, I promise) Toward the end there is a whole section that was not in the films at all. This was my first time reading and it made the story new again for a film fan.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Of course, but I don't want to give away anything.

Any additional comments?

As a long-time Lord of the Rings movie fan, I finally tuckered down and listened to the books. They are fantastic. They are filled with new (to me) characters and additional stories that you wouldn't know about if you'd only watched the films. Definitely get this series on your "to read" list.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 30/06/2020

Graet

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  • Alison Diprose
  • 03/09/2019

New Audiobook Recording needed

This masterpiece of a book is not done justice to by this dates reading that has been the only one available for years and years. It is
Time for a new unabridged interpretation of this outstanding trilogy. It would be great if this could include singing that sounded as if sung by elves. There is so much better technology available now that a new audio version is sorely needed.

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  • magnus stefansson
  • 07/03/2019

wonderful story

I have never gotten around to listening to lotr but now that I have I wish I could forget and experience this wonderful story anew.

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  • Stormcrow
  • 03/11/2018

Perfect

Just perfect . Tolkien's work read masterfully by Rob Inglis made me feel like I was with the fellowship every step of the way

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/08/2018

Return of the King

Excellent! Rob Inglis superbly narrates the thrilling final volume of the LOTR trilogy. A wonderful listening experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/09/2017

About the narrator

We all know that the book itself is really good. As for the narrator’s performance, it wouldn’t be better. He gives every character a distinct voice and his pronunciations are great. He even sang the songs in the book, and he did pretty well. I sometimes listen to the songs he sang. In brief, Rob Inglis is the best.

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  • ThoughtfulListener
  • 06/12/2016

I look forward to listening to it again next year

It's a fantastic book. I have read it before, but this time it was the best. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr Inglis's recitation, which offered wonderful variations in voice without being annoying, as is often the case with this art.

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  • Jennifer
  • 20/05/2016

Don't miss this

I doubt there are any superlative words that haven't been applied to these books! I mean, of course the three books that make the complete story. They do what we wish all books would do, they transport us to a different world. They are so well written, that you suspend belief very early and move straight to middle earth. The characters become well known friends, and you share all their adventures with real emotional investment. These books will have you laughing, crying, holding you breath and shaking your head! As I am not an author, I can't make you understand how wonderful they are, nor how fabulous is the narration, so I'll have to leave it at that. I believe if you don't hear these you will honestly miss on of life's most special experiences.

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  • Stefan
  • 15/11/2017

One for the ages?

In the 1970s and 80s Rob Inglis performed a one man stage version of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. This is where it all began. There Inglis developed a deep understanding of the various characters in Tolkien’s work. After a while he knew how every hobbit, dwarf, wizard, and orc had to sound to be believable. The critics began to praise his stage shows and in 1990 he was asked by “Recorded Books” to produce an unabridged audio version of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
I listened to the audiobook. I was drawn into the audiobook. I lost myself in the audiobook.
With the first words of Inglis, Middle-earth awakens. Not that it is a spectacular voice that we as audience hear. It is this calm, matter-of-fact manner of Inglis’ narration that lures the listener into the realms of Tolkien. It is just stimulating enough to encourage the listener to use his own imagination to create his/her own images. The first time I have read the books, these images were silent – like a silent film in my head. This time, listening to Rob Inglis, they had a voice. The fact that Inglis does not use any sound effects and even sings the songs himself is one of his major strengths. The listener feels that anything additional to this voice would not enhance the experience, which speaks volumes of the quality of the reading.
Can I imagine somebody reading an unabridged version of the novel in a better way? Probably not. Rob Inglis has created an audiobook for the ages.

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  • Michael
  • 14/04/2012

gut gemacht

Eine sehr gute Lesung des Klassikers in der Originalsprache. Der Sprecher kann mit wenigen Mitteln Großes entstehen lassen. Auch in den Sprachen der Elben und Orks wird gesungen und gesprochen. Auch für jeden der das Buch, sicher die Meisten mehrmals, gelesen haben, ist es ein Genuss.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 02/05/2020

Perfect

I love the world of Lord of the rings but heavily struggled eith the writing stile. Rob Inglis brings Middle Earth and its heroes to life in a special way. Amazing trilogy.

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  • Anna Hanisch
  • 03/11/2019

Excellent

The whole story told by an excellent Rob Inglis. I enjoyed his play and especially his singing of the songs. Thank you for that experience!

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  • Jürgen
  • 19/02/2019

One of my all time favorites

This is one of my most favorite Audiobooks.
At least once a year I listen to the complete series while driving car.

Rob Inglis in my Opinion is one of the best Narrator there is.

J.F.

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  • Tina67
  • 01/11/2018

Excellent in every way

It's The Lord of the Rings, the Grandfather of all Fantasy books and it is as epic and fascinating as ever.
The narrator was brilliant. You could well imagine Tolkien himself reading this book to you.

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  • Robin Mieling
  • 14/09/2018

Absolutely stunning

Beautiful finale to one of the greatest stories ive ever been told. I won't ever forget Rob Inglis perfect performance and i would immensely recommend this to anyone who only saw the movie or hasn't even done that. Would love to give more than 5 stars

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  • Isgrimnur
  • 27/07/2017

der Klassiker wunderbar erzählt

Schön erzähltes und eingesungenes Hörbuch, einzig die letzte Szene hat mich irritiert sie erinnert mich irgendwie an ein Thriller.

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  • H.E. Ewert
  • 05/01/2017

No singing please!

The story is my all-time favorite.
Great narrative, great voice!

But the singing and the music-compositions...
Oh dear!
Awful, and that's even an euphemism!