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The Two Towers Audiobook

The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

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
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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.

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    Robert 07-13-16
    Robert 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Literary Audio Masterpiece"

    I read the LotR series multiple times as a teenager. Frodo, Gandalf and the Fellowship got me thru some rough times. I lived in Middle Earth for a number of years. The Silmarillion was a bible to me. I saw the Hobbit cartoon many times. Many years later I saw the movies, multiple times (which, unlike many movies I've seen after reading the books, were very good). I decided to listen to the Audible recording and I am glad I did. The narrator does an amazing job with dialogue and song. Excellent. The recording is very faithful to the printed version.
    I don't know why some people have complained about a very minor blip here and there. Only someone who is very anal would notice something so minute. This is a wonderful series read by a wonderful narrator.
    Poe is the father of the modern detective story. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. Hemingway, Poe, Vonnegut, Doyle, Tolkien, etc. Tolkien certainly belongs in the literary masters category. He is the mark to which all other writers of high fantasy aspire (and most fall far short) and he did it without writing books containing foul language or sex. Let's see George R. R. (Porn) Martin do that!
    I can actually sit with my children, for some good quality family time, and listen to LotR without feeling overwhelming embarrassment at the foul content. And thoroughly enjoy ourselves while having something fun to talk about afterwards.
    Well worth a credit.

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    Alexandra 06-29-16
    Alexandra 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!!"

    One of the greatest classic tales of all time. One of the best narrators I have ever heard! Made my imagination come alive and set a high standard.

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    Mark 06-26-16
    Mark 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Continuing to keep the reader hooked!"
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    Book two of the epic fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien leaves the listener chomping at the bit for the last installment. We continue to follow with baited breath to hear of the fates of Frodo and the ring and his companions. The narrator expertly enhances the excitement that is trademark to any Tolkien book. A must read for all lovers of epic fantasy.

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    derick 05-29-16
    derick 05-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nostalgia"

    When I was young my grandfather used to read me books by his favorite authors when I would stay the night at his house. These were always the highlights of my visits because he, being a good narrator, would change his voice to mimic what he thought the characters would sound like. I tell this story because the collective of Tolkien were among his favorites and the two towers was my favorite. I lost him to cancer 8 years ago and recently found that audio books give some light to old memories spent with him. And this one being my favorite I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of excitement and literature.

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    Shanise Keith 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I just love it"

    He captures the characters so well, he doesn't make the voices too crazy, and I might have cried a little listening to the last chapter of this. Amazing. I especially love that he does the songs. And he sings tunes that are catchy, and I find myself humming them throughout the day. Middle earth exists somewhere I think, and Tolkien wrote down the story of that world.

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    G. Parish 05-18-15
    G. Parish 05-18-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Tension that Ramps Up"

    This tale has lits of action and a growing tension that ramps up amidst tales of valor and honor. It is more than just a tale of fantasy. It is a bold adventure that cannot help but inspire.

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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!


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    Kathy 09-27-16
    Kathy 09-27-16

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    Amazing narration of a Tolkien classic. I read the books years ago. Always liked them. I've seen the movies but movie adaptations are never as good as the books. This oral performance of The Two Towers fires up your minds eye and draws you right in to the middle of the adventure like no movie could ever do. Well worth the time... works good with dog walking, vacuuming and making dinner!

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    john42 09-24-16
    john42 09-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "BOOKS LOTR"

    EXCELLENT JOB OF NARRATIVE. REALLY ENJOYED LISTENING TO THE STORY. ALMOST LIKE BEING THERE. I ALSO ENJOYED TRYING TO RELATE TO THE MOVIES, KINDA ENJOYED IT. I HAD TO THEN WATCH THE MOVIES!!

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