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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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    C Snow Camp, NC, United States 12-03-12
    C Snow Camp, NC, United States 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 Member Since 2010
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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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    Michael WOODSTOCK, GA, United States 01-12-14
    Michael WOODSTOCK, GA, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    Where does The Two Towers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The two towers was a good book but not quite as entertaining as the first and third books in the series


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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14 Member Since 2011

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "A classic well done"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Two Towers to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would only cause it took me a lot to try to read it with all the added description


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

    This is well done spaced out.


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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Truly excellent book, regardless of narrator"

    I have read this book numerous times and it has got to be one of the top books of all time in my opinion.
    Tolkien creates a whole world of characters and mythology and his story is compelling and filled with a sense of urgency. This story has excitement, fear, despair and courage. I cannot recommend it highly enough, this is the master fantasy writer showing how it is really done.
    The narration is not great. The lack of differentiation between characters' voices can lead to confusion and there is a lack of expression in them too. However, he does a great job of descriptive passages and anything pertaining to the myths and legends of Middle-Earth. I found that I have noticed some details that I have missed on my previous readings.

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    Billy Jewett YUMA, AZ, United States 12-24-13
    Billy Jewett YUMA, AZ, United States 12-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The narrator needs to stop singing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Two Towers to be better than the print version?

    It's a great story and the narrator does a good job, but his singing will drive you mad unless you're into bad music or broadway musicals. I had to fast forward every time he decides to belt one out. He should just say "and they sang a song" during his reading,


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's the hobbit. Say no more.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    His singing is horrible as are the songs.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had to fast forward during songs.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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).

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    Dr. Zoid Colorado 11-03-13
    Dr. Zoid Colorado 11-03-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A Great Book with a great narrator"
    What did you love best about The Two Towers?

    This review is about the entire trilogy. I'll start by saying that the Lord of the Rings is my favorite book; so much so that I have to return to Middle Earth every 3-4 years for a visit. I was, therefore, somewhat leery of an audiobook as I have very set notions of who the characters are. Rob Inglis's narration is incredible, his voices for all the characters were easily recognizable. I felt that his singing of the numerous ballads added a new dimension that my previous readings had not. I kept thinking that Peter Jackson must have listened to Inglis's version as so many of the actors he cast for the movie sounded so much like Ingli's characterization. My only complain is that the audio version lasted even less time that my readings as I listened every minute I had a chance.


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    Meena Newark, NJ, United States 10-04-13
    Meena Newark, NJ, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2012

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    "My Favourite Series."

    The narration was too good. The story is good and enjoyed by me. Thank you audible shipment for this book.

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    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 08-25-13
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    "Book two leaves me wanting book three"

    I just finished reading the Hobbit for the first time and to tell you the truth I really don't know what possessed me to move on to this because I really didn't like the Hobbit. This was much improved.
    I am a huge fan of G R R Martin and I was looking for an epic fantasy after finished Song of Fire and Ice series. The Hobbit let me down and everyone told me to try Lord of the Rings. I am glad I did.
    Great story, great author and great narrator. I finished the series in record time and wish there were more.

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