The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King

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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2007
3 hours 10 minutes
The evil Saruman has been defeated by Gandalf, but in Mordor the battle for the Ruling Ring continues. Wounded by the giant spider, Shelob, Frodo has been captured by the dreaded orcs. Sam, alone and in possession of the Ring, must rescue his master if their mission - to find the Cracks of Doom, and there destroy the Ring - is to continue. Meanwhile, the other Fellowship members are preparing for war against the armies of the Dark Lord, Sauron... Widely regarded as a broadcasting classic, the BBC Radio dramatisation of 'The Lord of the Rings' stars Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, John Le Mesurier and Peter Woodthorpe.

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PeterB is

This is the awful BBC 'dramatization', not a reading of the book.

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Amelia H.

This is the radio adaption I listened to as a kid!! Bringing back a lot of nostalgia. I never thought I’d find it again!

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Steve W.

Best dramatic audio presentation by far. BBC did a great job. So, good that it influenced Peter Jackson's version (for example, Ian Holmes plays Frodo here-Bilbo in the movie). I read the books once a year and take turns listening to this production and the unabridged audiobook in my car commuting several times per year. Other than a few mispronounced words, the performances are excellent, and they do a good job not overusing narration. Though needed in some places, particularly in Return of the King, it's discrete, leaving imagery to the dialog. Avoid the American audio drama. Pretty bad. Tolkiens work needs a British accent.

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Raanan A.

in three words? I hated it. I hated it so much. I laughed. I read the book multiple times and this audiobook was a complete missile for me.

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Brookelyn E.

Not what I thought I was going to listen to

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I remember listening to this dramatised version back in 82 and it’s nostalgic to hear it again. A bit hammy in places but adheres to JRR’s text more closely than Jackson’s movies.

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A movie in my mind!

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eli jasso

great collection of actors, the only down side of this book is the music is a bit campy.....

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