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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 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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    S. Quarrington 06-27-14
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    "So Disappointed - Not in Enhanced Audio"
    Any additional comments?

    LOTR is one of the greatest books of all time and Rob Inglis does a very good job of narrating. Sadly this book is only available in an old format - so if you are planning to play in on an up to date device check first that the format will work.

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    Stephen Laudig na 06-08-14
    Stephen Laudig na 06-08-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Unmatched quality"
    If you could sum up The Two Towers in three words, what would they be?

    simply the best rendering I have yet heard, or perhaps even imagined. It has wonderful flow.


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    Rebecca 05-21-14
    Rebecca 05-21-14
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    "Love Tolkien"
    If you could sum up The Two Towers in three words, what would they be?

    Vivid. Tragic. Hopeful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Two Towers?

    When Treebeard sees the destruction of all the trees and curses Saruman.


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

    Each character gets its own unique sound. When reading on my own I tend to skim through the poetry, but he sings! And I love it!


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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.


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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).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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