The only thing about this that falls short is the singing. The interminable monotonous monotone singing. If you have read the books, you know they describe much singing by elves, dwarves, men and other fancible beings. Yet, the narrator, who is wonderful in all other respects, sings each "song" in a nearly identical monotone "tune." It was such punishment to the ears that I soon skipped forward evey time he began to sing. I'm surprised that for such an otherwise steller performance, some music undergraduate wasn't tapped to put real tunes to all the songs in all 4 books. They would have done it for free just for the credits. As is, the singing grates on mind and soul.
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I still love the word craft of Mr Tolkien.
It proudly stands against time and all the multimedia matters all around.
I highly recommend it to everyone wishing to get lost in a vast land of Fantasy.
Amazing narration of a Tolkien classic. I read the books years ago. Always liked them. I've seen the movies but movie adaptations are never as good as the books. This oral performance of The Two Towers fires up your minds eye and draws you right in to the middle of the adventure like no movie could ever do. Well worth the time... works good with dog walking, vacuuming and making dinner!
EXCELLENT JOB OF NARRATIVE. REALLY ENJOYED LISTENING TO THE STORY. ALMOST LIKE BEING THERE. I ALSO ENJOYED TRYING TO RELATE TO THE MOVIES, KINDA ENJOYED IT. I HAD TO THEN WATCH THE MOVIES!!
Rob Ingles pulls you in with excellent story telling, giving all the key characters distinct voices. I especially liked hearing him read Samwise and Tree beard's parts. Even though it's long, I'll probably be listening to it again soon. It's that good.