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Anna

PORTLAND, OR, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2940)
    Performance
    (2652)
    Story
    (2706)

    The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

    Anna says: "Thank you, Audible! Tolkien at long last!"
    "Thank you, Audible! Tolkien at long last!"
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    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rob Inglis is an excellent narrator for these books. He performs every song with loving attention, which really elevates this performance compared with reading the words on the printed page. When I read these works, I end up skipping much of the lyrics because they are so lengthy. To hear them performed is a real treat.


    Any additional comments?

    I really appreciate that Audible has finally made these available.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (140)

    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
    "Some reviewers were reviewing the introduction"
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    Would you listen to The Iliad again? Why?

    Yes, because Alfred Molina does a beautiful job.


    Any additional comments?

    I just wanted to make it clear that many people gave this recording a bad review and then went on to describe the introduction, which, I agree, was read by someone who I would not go out of my way to listen to, but still, you've got to be patient! That intro was unannounced and went on long enough that it is understandable that someone would think maybe it was just some absurd abridgment/outline if they didn't know that we were just waiting for Alfred to begin.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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