The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
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SummaryThe Return of the King by Rob Inglis and J. R. R. Tolkien audiobook
is the third and last book in the book series of The Lord of the Rings
The story begins in the kingdom of Gondor, which will soon be attacked by the Dark Lord Sauron. This time the Companions of the Ring will go through separated adventures.
Aragorn goes with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, after being revealed as heir of the ancient King of West, and he is part of the victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin escape into Fangorn Forest after being captured by Orcs, and there they confront the Ents. Sam and Frodo, with the company of Gollum, go towards Mordor with the objective of destroying the Ring. Meanwhile, the evil wizard Saruman was defeated by Gandalf after he returned.
Going back to Sam and Frodo, they go into a battle with Shelob, the giant spider, and after the battle finishes, Sam left his master for dead. However, Frodo is still alive in the hands of the Orcs.
All of this happens while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing, getting ready to start a war.
“J.R.R. Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labeled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail”.
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We are finally in front of The Return of the King by Rob Inglis and J. R. R. Tolkien audiobook
, the story that puts an end to the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings, and what a closure!
To avoid giving spoilers about the story or the previous books (that you should have read anyways), in case you are part of the group of people that haven’t seen the movies or does not know anything about the ending, we won’t cover many details about the plot. J. R. R. Tolkien
has created a magnificent world like no other author ever has. Through his narrations and descriptions we could really feel like we were in the world he created, that we could feel the crisp of leafs on the floor as they walked, the texture of the trees when they grazed them or the humidity of the climate during the rain. It was kind of disappointing to go back to reality once we finished the story.
The first half of the book is a little bit dense and slow as it heads to the climax. Once we reach the half of the book everything flows well. Although characters separate, this provides a better development of each of them before they reunite.
The audiobook is full of epic action and battle scenes that live up to the greatness of the trilogy. An interesting element is that women get more importance in some battle scenes, something uncommon in the previous books.
The Return of the King by Rob Inglis and J. R. R. Tolkien is the greatest way to finish the series of books and listening to it is totally worth it. This audiobook was recorded by exlink href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Inglis"]Rob Inglis[/exlink], whose voice suits the story perfectly and gives it the tone and atmosphere that it needs. We encourage you to finish the trilogy as the movie
does not live up to the book.
Was Gondor badly portrayed in the movie The Return of the King?
When compared to the audiobook, Gondor was badly portrayed in the movie. Their infantry is simple the best, its leadership is wise and they have repelled many invasions, but in the movie we just seem to be soldiers that can barely fight.
Why is The Return of the King divided in three books?
During the times when The Return of the King was originally published, it was too costly to print a book with more than one thousand pages, so Tolkien agreed in divided in three books that were originally sold separate editions.
What inspired J. R. R. Tolkien to write the book "The Return of the King"?
Considering the whole book series and not only The Return of the King, Tolkien decided to write the story because he wanted an English mythology for Britain, as he believed that whatever chance at a mythology England had had, was erased by the Norman invasion in 1066.
Getting The return of the King audiobook is worth it?
The audiobook of The Return of the King was recorded with the voice of Rob Inglis, who makes an incredible performance and gives the story the feeling that it needs. If you are not into reading more than one thousand pages or if you want to live the story in a different way, downloading the audiobook is a great idea!