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The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

14 reviews

mangopassion555's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0


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scrubsandbooks's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

"Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil."

Oh, yeah, I cried. Andy Serkis as a narrator did a superb job, and the bit in the end, a whole mini plot arc that was not included in the movies was a delight to read in that I had a moment of "oh my god there is MORE". I strongly believe this quest would have failed without Samwise Gamgee, the epitome of Best Friend.

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judassilver's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful informative inspiring sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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squinnittowinit's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.5

My least favorite of the three parts. The main story ends less than halfway through, and what should be an epilogue takes up the rest. I didn't find anything they did particularly interesting compared to the movie version.

Tolkien's writing continues to provide very little emotion or depth, so Andy Serkis as the narrator does a lot of heavy lifting with his voice acting. But it was not enough to make this book enjoyable.

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rakkaussipsi's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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puttingwingsonwords's review against another edition

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adventurous dark hopeful slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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orchidlilly's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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fiveredhens's review against another edition

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sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

well ronald, you got me with this one

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dlrosebyh's review against another edition

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adventurous slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

this is definitely the best book i read in the trilogy. it was just okay. it had so much potential, the build-up was great, but the battle sequence was not very climactic as i expected it to be.

i was expecting arwen to appear, but she didn’t. if she did, i’d have probably gave it more than 3 stars. and the love triangle ? a big no.

the ending was very bittersweet, and i thought it could be better. i’m sad that i’ll leave these characters behind, though. 

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nozomi's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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