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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Volume 2: The Ring Goes Forth | [J.R.R. Tolkien]

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Volume 2: The Ring Goes Forth

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
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Publisher's Summary

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power, the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring, the ring that rules them all, which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Nearly 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collector's editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. Now it is available for the first time on digital download, complete and unabridged.

This is the second book of The Fellowship of the Ring.

Don't miss the rest of Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.

©1954, 1966 The Trustees of the J.R.R. Tolkien 1967 Settlement; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC; This edition published 2001 by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd., London, UK

What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent." (The Observer)
"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Sunday Telegraph)

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    Jay IpswichAustralia 01-05-06
    Jay IpswichAustralia 01-05-06
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    "A joyous listen"

    This review is pretty much the same as my review of Book 1 of this series since, to my mind, they are one book.
    The reader has done a marvelous job. I had struggled through the book many years ago and had eventually, after persevering for several years (!) reached the end, but this book tripped through my headphones like sweet music.
    In fact that is one of the aspects of the book that I most enjoyed. The reader does a marvelous job of singing the many songs that are recounted in the book and, instead of simply seeming a way to pad out the story, they become an intrinsic part of the narration. For this aspect of the audiobook alone I would highly recommend this title!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine HampshireUnited Kingdom 10-18-05
    Catherine HampshireUnited Kingdom 10-18-05 Member Since 2006
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    "Part 2 of Inglis' measured reading"

    Audible have divided LOTR into six separate audiobooks. They aren't really separate books, but sections of the same book, so you need to read them in order, they won't make sense otherwise.

    Rob Inglis has a very traditional english voice and reads in a very measured way. I am a fan of Tolkien, and enjoy this reading, but if you have only seen the films, you may find it a bit slow.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Pint-sized Bookworm Hervey Bay 07-08-14
    Pint-sized Bookworm Hervey Bay 07-08-14 Member Since 2013

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "The Ring goes forth."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lord of the Rings to be better than the print version?

    Definitely not better than the print version. Rob Ingliss does a good job with the narration, bar the singing. No narrator could do The Lord of the Rings the justice it deserves.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fantasy, the action and the sheer scope of the work that Tolkien created. No wonder this is one of the greatest books ever written.


    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    The character I liked most was Samwise Gamgee. He is loyal to Frodo the whole way through and he nearly gets drownded at the breaking of the fellowship, but Frodo pulls him up by the hair.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall Rob Ingliss gives a brilliant performance especially with the different languages that are spoken such as the elvin dialect created by Tolkien.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Siri Tromsø, Norway 04-25-13
    Siri Tromsø, Norway 04-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic"

    As a loved book this is one of my favourite storys. I hope that all that can ether read ore listen this should be one of those stories that stays whit you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jochen Bruxelles, Belgium 01-14-13
    Jochen Bruxelles, Belgium 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very well narrated and a pleasure to listen to"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lord of the Rings the most enjoyable?

    Inglis does an excellent job at narrating the story. Plus the idea of really singing the songs decribed in the book is a change to the usual format which you can find otherwise.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I always loved the entire Lord of the Rings series, there is no particular section which I prefer to others.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a pity that Audible broke this book into 2 pieces, at least for the purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Adelaide, Australia 09-15-12
    Anne Adelaide, Australia 09-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantstic"
    If you could sum up The Lord of the Rings in three words, what would they be?

    L O T R is a Wonderful escape


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gandalf for his wisdom Frodo for his bravery Sam for his loyalty


    What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rob gets into character very well and then can take you to the shire and beyond


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no it was in 2parts


    Any additional comments?

    Its Fantastic L O T R is a wonderful escape for me I listen to it in the car ,when working out
    Thanks Audible Rob Inglis gets in to character very well Beautifully Read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amanda
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    8/31/09
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    "LOTR - Beautifully read"

    I won't comment on the books themselves as that would be superfluous. Suffice to say I've always loved them. I find this reading by Rob Inglis highly entertaining. His wonderful treacly voice is a real treat to hear. It may not be to everyone's taste, but Tolkien himself sounded very similar, as of course does Sir Ian McKellan in his role as Gandalf, so to me it sounds very appropriate. His vocal characterisation of the Hobbits of the Shire at the beginning is particularly entertaining and his Gandalf is positively seething with gravitas. I am looking forward to listening to the whole trilogy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    7/10/10
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    "Brilliant reading. A model audio book"

    Rob Inglis' voice is perfect for this book and he manages to strike the balance between reading the text and injecting a level of dramatisation. I was gripped despite having read the book a couple of times and having heard the radio dramatisation and seen the films. Hearing it again allows your mind to wander and take in the depth of Tolkein's writing. It's so much richer than I remember and I looked forward to hearing each chapter and seeing what Mr Inglis would do with each character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SarahLJ
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    1/9/14
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    "Good"

    I watched the movies at the cinema when they came out, but never read the book. I wanted to read the book to see the differences and decided that the audible audiobook copy would be a great way to do that. I'm glad that I did. The narrator was good and the story was interesting. It was a good listen and one that I would recommend and wouldn't hesitate to listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barry
    Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Great series"

    Couldn't find the time to read the series & I decided to listen while running. Initially it feels slightly dated however I found myself griped after a while & found myself running more just to hear the stories through. Even the singing parts were ok albeit didn't add much to the story. I'd say if you like fantasy at all you have to read tolkeins work, or like me listen if you don't have the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jakob
    Mount Barker, Australia
    4/13/13
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    "Timeless classic"

    Marvelously done, perfect voice for the story and brings to life everything I loved about the books the first time I read them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    Bebington, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Huge fan"

    I am a massive fan of the series. Rob Inglis turns these books into a reality for me. His voice is perfect for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. I would highly recommend them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DJ Morpheus
    1/23/10
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    "One 'Book' To Rule Them All!"

    WOW!! Absolutely superb! A truly amazing book, from start to finish. The Lord of the Rings movies, really don't even scratch the surface. This is, without doubt, a masterpiece. Excellently written, and narrated with style.

    If you've watched the movies, and think you know what Lord of the Rings is about, think again. Get this book, and you will understand what I mean.

    Absolutely brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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