One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive -- now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.
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Audio books are an amazing way to fit great literature into a busy schedule, whether you're driving, working out, or just baking cookies! They are also great for kids. I grew up with this version of Lord of the Rings, and I love it with all my heart. Robert Inglis is a fabulous reader. He not only plays an individual voice for each character, he maintains their voice when they sing! Gollum's voice is particularly great! And "An old campaigner, I see..." has to be one of the best delivered lines, EVER. Mr. Inglis' ability to bring to life each character with emotional depth and dramatic precision is truly phenomenal.
The Return of the King is my favorite of the trilogy, but all of them are available read by Rob Inglis. This unabridged audio version is a great way to travel through Middle Earth and let your imagination soar. I recommend it to everyone and anyone.
A Fantastic Book Read by a Fantastic Reader
Tolkien's works are great - no suprise there - but Mr. Inglis' reading makes it phenomenal. He gives each character a unique voice, with the accents and verbal mannerisms put into the text. He even sings and chants and the poems and songs in character, which is something that I always had trouble with when I read the books. Some readings detract from the quality of the original work and make the audiobook edition unbearable, but Mr. Inglis did a wonderful job with a literary classic.
This makes me feel warm and lovely.