• The Return of the King (Dramatized)

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 05-18-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (174 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the original American full dramatization, as broadcast on National Public Radio.
War rages in the west, a titanic battle of will and strategy between the great wizard Gandalf and Sauron, the dark lord. Meanwhile, eastward in Mordor, Frodo and Sam approach the end of their improbable quest, bearing the One Ring ever closer to the Cracks of Doom, and to a final confrontation with the very essence of evil.
They're precious! Listen to all of our classic NPR dramatizations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series:

  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)
  • The Two Towers (Dramatized)
  • (P)1979, 1994 HighBridge Company
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    5 out of 5 stars
    By R. Compton on 08-25-13

    An excellent rendition!

    "The Hobbit (Dramatized)" and "the Lord of the Rings (Dramatized)" were the first books I bought through Audible. I'd heard this recounting on the radio and owned cassettes of them back in the 70's and was eager to rehear them in this format - which I have done several times.
    I've been a fan of the good Professor's books since the mid 60's and account this rendition to be a VERY close "second" to the books, themselves, and the unabridged rendition now available!
    They are an excellent telling and well worth purchasing!

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    1 out of 5 stars
    By Susan Brown on 10-08-17

    Not anywhere near as good as...

    look for the BBC version. Ian Holm 1981 I think. Soooooooooo much better than this.

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