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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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    Gary_R 08-24-15
    Gary_R 08-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A triumph"

    Two small criticisms only: Rarely, Ingles misreads or omits a word; chapter breaks vary from the book's in The Two Towers, which was mildly annoying. Worth every penny.

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    Nancymeansgrace 08-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Tolkien +Inglis = MATCHLESS"
    If you could sum up The Two Towers in three words, what would they be?

    The Fellowship faces steeper tests and discovers the value of courage and determination


    Any additional comments?

    Although the splitting of the Fellowship is traumatizing, their interwoven paths are fascinating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zachary Maples 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Voice problem"

    The narrator frequently mixed the voices for legolas, gimli, aragorn, and gandalf. I did appreciate though the feeling he put into the words. For the mix up 3/5 for the feeling 5/5 overall 4/5

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    M. Ringor California 07-15-15
    M. Ringor California 07-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "😄Amazing"

    Great storyline it's so good. I've read all of the books but I just got it on audible and it's just incredible

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    Lurkakitty 07-14-15
    Lurkakitty 07-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A classic"

    Faster than the first book, and I enjoyed the narrators voice. Will definitely get the third one.

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    Ramona Wheeler MIDWAY, GA, United States 07-08-15
    Ramona Wheeler MIDWAY, GA, United States 07-08-15 Member Since 2013

    Mother, wife, avid reader, cook extraordinaire!

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    "Loved it!"

    Excellent narrator. Very wonderful presentation of a classic. I do love his singing of the songs and poems.

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    maz4 07-08-15
    maz4 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loving it"

    Great narration and awesome story. if you loved the movie, you'll love all the extra details in the book.

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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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