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 think I might feel differently about this book if I'd read it before I'd seen the movie. The book is different enough from the movie that it still has some interest, but Tolkien really needed an editor to help him slash this story. There are definitely times in the story that I find myself just pushing through so that I can get to the end. That said, I'm still planning to listen through the third book. I'm glad it's audio and I can listen while I work. I don't think I could manage to find enough sit down hours that I'd be willing to spend reading this book.
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!
This book was as good as the fellowship of the ring, if not better. can't wait to get my hands on the return of the king... wish this series went on forever. BTW I tip my hat of to the guy that read this book. he is perfect for this seris
Such a good rendition of LOTR. I really like the gentleman that reads the trilogy. He has a very good voice, sounds like a grandfather sitting down and reading it in front of a fire to his grandkids.
The reading of this book is fantastic. He is easy to understand and his inflection is wonderful. The voices he does for various characters are entertaining and very realistic (as real as orcs can be I suppose), his acting as Gollum is so good it grossed me out almost every time he had a line of dialogue. Great listening!!
This is not a light weight piece of literature but well worth the effort it takes to get into the plot. Tolkien is a master story teller, and Rob Inglis the perfect voice for a complex line up of characters. By the end I was both charmed and horrified by the different personalities. I found parts of myself in almost all of them, I'm afraid.
On to THE RETURN OF THE KING!
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