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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything but the songs -- promise!
Loved the first book, and the second was no different. now onto the 3rd. I am fully content know the voice performing all the books not only the same, but great in his delivery.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are THE best audiobooks I've listened to so far in a list of over 40 books every single one of which I've enjoyed. With Rob Inglis's narration, it is as if these books were written to be read aloud to fully appreciate them.
There is a wonderful warmth and timbre to Rob Inglis's narration that brings out the beautiful lyrical quality of Tolkien's writing. Inglis's narration brings each character to life - making the audiobook a superior experience to simply reading the book or even watching the movie. One of the wonderful things about Inglis's narration are all the songs which are such an important element throughout the story but often skipped over or not properly appreciated when simply reading the book.
Yes, but in reality it took about 3 days.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings audiobooks are an experience not to be missed. You will be drawn into Tolkien's world with the first few lines and not want to leave. When you do manage to tear yourself away, the story will continue to haunt your thoughts and dreams.
And Robert Ingles is an incredible narrator :) The variety of his voices breathes life into these venerable characters, so that each becomes recognizable by the intonation of his voice :)
Rob has a different voice for every character (and there are a lot) and even makes his own melodies to all the songs (also a lot) in the book. One of the better narrators around.
I wasn't too excited to start this book since the Fellowship book dragged on for me (good, but traveling through the forest was too long). The story in the Two Towers is more engaging and has more action than the first book. I'm disappointed that I listened to this one so early in the month that I have to wait for next month's credits to get the third book.
This book is a great classic. When you put Rob Ingles together with LOTR, it's even better. Rob Ingles did a super job on this, and so does Tolkien. Really pleased. ☺
It goes without saying that Tolkien was a master at his trade, and that "somethings that should not have been forgotten, were lost" in the movie adaptation. However, I was surprised at the unimaginable beauty that the narrator brought to this audio book. He had at least 25 different voices for the characters he read, he sang the songs Tolkien penned, and he painted every detail into your head, with the Way in which he read. Good show, indeed.
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