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The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy | [J. R. R. Tolkien]

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

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.
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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.

©1983 Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R.Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R.Tolkien (P)1990 Recorded Books

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    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 12-11-13
    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 12-11-13 Member Since 2013

    You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.

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    "Overrated, dull and a lot of bla bla bla."

    I remember reading this trilogy as a teenager and I wasn't impressed but given the 3 for 2 deal Audible was offering, I thought maybe as an adult reader I might find more to appreciate. I was wrong.

    If you wax romantic about loyal servants calling you master and kissing your hand, or about the travails of semi-dispossessed nobility as they fight the forces of pure evil (pronounced eee-ville), or if you like books where only flawed characters and eeevil characters die, then this book is for you. It's not for me.

    The narrator does an admirable job, especially when he sings the dozens and dozens of songs (really too many songs).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C 12-03-12
    C 12-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Classic tale, first-rate performance"

    I had not read this trilogy since, well a very long time ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them again. This is truly a classic tale and Rob Inglis is perfect! He is exceptionally easy to listen to, and the characters really came to life with his wonderful voices and magnificant reading style! This series is a treasure in every respect, and well worth a credit if this is a genre you enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada 11-12-12
    Jenny Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada 11-12-12
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    "Finally LOTR available in 'read aloud' format"
    What made the experience of listening to The Two Towers the most enjoyable?

    I've been searching for the Lord of the Rings read out loud -- unabridged -- for a long time, so was thrilled to find all three books suddenly available on Audible. Being able to slip my iPod out and dive into that glorious world for awhile is nothing short of a gift.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    LOTR is too much of a deep classic for this question. All the characters and all their facets are the the threads woven into one rich tapestry.


    What three words best describe Rob Inglis’s performance?

    Don't sing songs! Rob Inglis managed to colour the audio world with decent voices for the different characters. No easy task given the numerous male roles. However, I've started to fast forward everytime he breaks into song -- as it's like chewing tin foil with the ears. This performance also sounds a little dated -- like it's coming from a 50's movie. I hope Jim Dale will one day be enticed to undertake the project.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Everything but the songs -- promise!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Kauffmann 04-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful book, wonderful performance"

    each character's voice is so distinct you can tel who's speaking before the narrator clarifies it. bravo!

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    M. Henderson 04-25-15

    Author, reader, listener... interested in Great Books of the Western World, historical fiction, Victorian poetry, and some fiction.

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    "Great reader, captivating story, beautifully writt"

    A trifecta. Tolkien is a brilliant mind, architecting a vast world as a setting for an epic journey. Wonderful reading of the work. I enjoyed reading along with the narration.

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    Damian 04-24-15
    Damian 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great past of time"

    Working long days listening to roar of a torch is deafening. I wear ear protection for the first year but then I became bored.. At first I started is listening to music, I grew bored of that to. Then I started my first book I liked it and I shared my findings and now. Everyone I knew gave me book suggestions. Now I do it all the time.

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    suzyq bama 04-24-15
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    "Top Notch"

    Maybe the best audio book I've heard! The narration keeps you. engaged. I wish I listened to the book before seeing the movie.

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    Linda G Jackson 04-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Greatness!"

    The story that rules over them all! Great performance, great voice! It's like having Tolkien himself read the books! Love it!

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    Kelly 04-03-15
    Kelly 04-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    It would be a great book but it is hard to follow😃like I said good book😃really good book

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    Rhett S. Price Playa del Rey, California 03-29-15
    Rhett S. Price Playa del Rey, California 03-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "THE SECOND IN A TRILOGY"

    Nicely woven tale from when books were woven with a rich tapestry for the mind to use to paint the picture. Enjoy.

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