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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Far superior to the NPR dramatisation, the BBC rendition of The Lord of the Rings, while less complete, rolls along at a great pace and evokes it's setting with wit and style. The preview offered by iTunes is a new addition for this release and acts as a dramatised foreword- not to my taste, but I can see what they were driving at. The late Micheal Horden as Gandalf, Ian Holm as Frodo and Bill Nighy as Sam are amongst the fine actors who give this edition it's luster and fine timbre. Thanks iTunes for listening to what the fans have been calling for and delivering! Now close the deal and give us the Rob Inglis Unabridged readings, please?
If you're a fan who has not heard these dramatisations, then I have to hope you give these a shot- you'll not be disappointed.
The two other parts of the dramatised lotr trilogy were well done with great voice acting, good pace, and faithful attention to the books, and The Return of the King is no exception. You like audiobooks?
Like lord of the rings? Buy this audiobook, it will not disapoint!
Best Novel Ever Written (Part 3 of 3)!!!
This is the greatest novel ever written. May be difficult to read for "light" readers, but to those who understand Tolkien's mythology, you'll love it.