The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien audiobook

The Return of the King

By J. R. R. Tolkien
Read by Rob Inglis

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Book 3

18.36 Hours 1
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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. The 13th CD in this recording contains Tolkien’s preface to the trilogy, including a prior history of the ring, and shire habitat, history, and folkways. —Also includes The Annals of the Kings and Rulers, an appendix to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. “Performing this masterpiece to the satisfaction of Tolkien fans and scholars would be an accomplishment in itself, but Recorded Books and Inglis have done much more. They have made The Lord of the Rings accessible to children and families who might not otherwise pick up the books.”—Washington Post Book World

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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. The 13th CD in this recording contains Tolkien’s preface to the trilogy, including a prior history of the ring, and shire habitat, history, and folkways. —Also includes The Annals of the Kings and Rulers, an appendix to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. “Performing this masterpiece to the satisfaction of Tolkien fans and scholars would be an accomplishment in itself, but Recorded Books and Inglis have done much more. They have made The Lord of the Rings accessible to children and families who might not otherwise pick up the books.”—Washington Post Book World

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Author Bio: J. R. R. Tolkien

Author Bio: J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 18.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English