The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set

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by J. R. R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
     
 

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Now an epic motion picture trilogy from New Line Cinema, this edition of The Lord of the Rings has film art on the cover.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his

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Now an epic motion picture trilogy from New Line Cinema, this edition of The Lord of the Rings has film art on the cover.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest —- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

Author Biography: J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402516276
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Series:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Edition description:
Unabridged, 46 CDs, 52 hrs.
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 5.40(d)

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Lord of the Rings Trilogy Gift Set 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bob Inglis is the best for reading the Lord of the Rings aloud (although James Earl Jones would be cool also). Are you reading this series to your children or going on a long drive? This set is a must purchase! My voice gave out and I'm thankful for the back up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is great for people who find it hard to read. I've tried to read the Book 'Lord of the Rings' and failed but this Cd set has opened the Tolkien world up to me. Also the great thing is it's 52 hours long, which means your money is well spent. I would recommend this to anyone, it's excellent
J_Ellison More than 1 year ago
In 1967 I was introduced to The Hobbit. Halfway through that book I knew I had to find The Lord of the Rings. I soon found myself drawn into the realm of Middle Earth with all its intricacies. Since that first reading I have re-read the books a number of times. Through the years I have collected several "dramatized" versions of this timeless classic. I have always looked for, but was unable to find, an unabridged rendition of the books until now. Bob Inglis' masterful reading makes each character spring to life as your imagination is stirred with colorful images of the unfolding war of the ring. This is a must for all fans of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading these books over and over for 30 years. I like Tolkien's books better than any books I've ever read in my life. Mr. Inglis, while he gets a lot right, doesn't have the emotional attachment to the story that I do. At some parts, especially the really good parts, I am disappointed with how he misses the gravity of the situation, and reads it like it is any other part of the book. Also, during Pippin's oath to Lord Denethor of Minis Tirith, he reads Denethor's part of the oath in Pippin's voice, kind of taking me out of the story. It's kind of like getting splashed unexpectedly with cold water when sunbathing. However, he gets Gollum so right that it is scary. I don't like the way he gives Merry and Pippin the poorer dialect. They should both be posh, like Frodo and Bilbo. He could do better on Gandalf's voice as well. But the story is amazing, and to hear it unabridged is very wonderful. I recommend it, though I can think of other people who might read it better. Wouldn't Sean Connery be excellent?
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful representation of Tolkiens work. It was performed in the way of the old Bards, often breaking into actually song where it was only mentioned in the book. You feel as if you are actually there traveling with the company. I will treasure and listen to over and over again.
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You can close you're eyes and you're there with them. I have seen all three movies and just now getting around to the books (well tapes).I can close my eyes and visualize the journey as I listen. This trilogy will always be a classic. I have just finished the fellowship of the ring and can't wait to start the two towers. J. R. R. Tolkien has done an excellent job with the trilogy, He has brought to life all the characters. In the movies the time-line was compressed into just a couple of years. In the books the journey of the fellowship didn't start for almost 20 years. This is a must to read....
Malcom03 More than 1 year ago
I can say enough about this series. I love everyone of this book and the many characters in it. Elves... I love Tolkien elves... They are the most awesome race and a very uplifting people. Their beauty and characteristic are of nobles heroes. The places and their description are mystical. The kings and kingdoms are written in an awesome way. I highly recommend all Tolkien books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An epic drama. A historic saga. Bible of all novels. Book of the Millenium. Need to say anymore?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great!!!!!!!!