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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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    Kearn D. Reif Detroit, MI 07-04-15
    Kearn D. Reif Detroit, MI 07-04-15 Member Since 2013

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    "About time I got to these books"
    Would you listen to The Two Towers again? Why?

    Of the three book, I did enjoy this one the most. The ents felt more fleshed out and I really like the riders of Rohan.


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

    The ents raid on the Isengard


    Have you listened to any of Rob Inglis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    His voice was a solid performance throughout the whole trilogy and the Hobbit. This is the only series I ever heard him as a narrator, but I would listen to him again.


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

    Beware the ents.


    Any additional comments?

    Faramir was a better character in the book than the movies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-03-15
    Michael Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic!!!"

    Great story presented by a great narrator. This is a classic. Better than the movies, and I really enjoy the movies.

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    Lauren 06-27-15
    Lauren 06-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "chapters were weird"

    the chapter break up was weird. the first book had each chapter just like in the book, but this one has random separations about every twenty minutes.

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    Amazon Man Philadelphia 06-24-15
    Amazon Man Philadelphia 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    In my dreams, I live in Amazon.

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    "Awesome narrator"

    Enjoyed this very much. Inglis' Gollem is amazing, as are his orcs, and pretty much every voice he does. An awesome return to one of the greatest stories of all time.

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    Helen Perry 06-18-15
    Helen Perry 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    It is a very good book and the narrator has a very funny accent and he sings the songs in the voices exactly how I imagined

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    Amazon Customer 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!"

    Rob Inglis brings this book alive.
    felt like i was there, fighting Orcs with Strider, Legolas and Gimli and hiding from the enemy with frodo, Sam and Smiegal. Beautifully read!!!

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    Bret 06-16-15
    Bret 06-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Probably the best thing ever written"

    I read or listen to this series annually. This is the only recording to listen to. The narrator is superb, he gets it.
    If you haven't listened to this recording you haven't seen how magical this story can be.

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    Emily Elizabeth Poss 06-04-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm an English major who considers good fiction to be written in unique prose with stand-out characters and a story that refuses to die.

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    "Excellent!"

    Stellar performance- Rob Inglis is amazing with his different and unique voices for the characters! And it's Lord of the Rings, so of course the story is perfect ;)

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