Audiobook Reviews


J.R.R. Tolkien
Read by Rob Inglis

The third part of the esteemed Professor Tolkien's epic trilogy ratchets up the story's drama, danger, tragedy, and triumph to . . . well, epic levels, while generously presenting (in some surprising ways) its sadness, melancholy, and tenderness. The final fate of Middle-earth and our stalwart heroes is here in its full glory. The aforementioned drama and emotions are once again well served by Rob Inglis's commanding and artful performance. By this point in the series, Inglis fully inhabits both the world and the characters and, by virtue of his fine reading, makes the listener an inhabitant of that mystical world, too. In fact, listening to Inglis's work is arguably the better way to get the full force of Tolkien's story rather than reading it on one's own. J.P.M. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]

Classics • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1955

Retail pak • Recorded Books • 2001

CS ISBN 0788789554 $91.00 $18.50 (R) • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 078873959X $158.00/ $18.50 • Sixteen CDs

Return to Search


Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×

Get Access to All AudioFile Reviews 
and Features

View any review or feature FREE on the AudioFile Website.

Sign up now and get your Web Pass to...

  • Read online reviews hot off the digital press
  • Listen to sound clips
  • Find Earphone Award winners
  • Access and search thousands of audiobook reviews

It's simple and FREE. Takes only a few seconds and no credit card needed.

Already a subscriber?

We've updated our subscriber log-in system. Please give us your email, and you will continue to have full access to the digital editions and the AudioFile Web site.