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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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    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 12-11-13
    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 12-11-13 Member Since 2013

    You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.

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    "Overrated, dull and a lot of bla bla bla."

    I remember reading this trilogy as a teenager and I wasn't impressed but given the 3 for 2 deal Audible was offering, I thought maybe as an adult reader I might find more to appreciate. I was wrong.

    If you wax romantic about loyal servants calling you master and kissing your hand, or about the travails of semi-dispossessed nobility as they fight the forces of pure evil (pronounced eee-ville), or if you like books where only flawed characters and eeevil characters die, then this book is for you. It's not for me.

    The narrator does an admirable job, especially when he sings the dozens and dozens of songs (really too many songs).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Ark1836 05-28-15
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    "A Masterpiece Worth the Read"

    I read the entire series in high school and decided to listen to it again on Audible. The story is, of course, a masterpiece and well-worth listening to again. My only complaint is that this is an older recording. The narrator does a good job--no real complaints but this is such an iconic and popular story that I think it deserves being updated to include multiple narrators such as Audible has done with Ender's Game, Dracula, Dune, etc...

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    Ashley 05-27-15
    Ashley 05-27-15
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    "Rob Ingles is the best!"

    Live his narration. His does voices and sings the songs. So enjoyable to listen to!

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    rocknchairhippie Augusta, Maine USA 05-26-15
    rocknchairhippie Augusta, Maine USA 05-26-15

    Who says, "Money can't buy happiness? It buys Books & Yarn....I'm happy! 💜

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    "Second book as good as the first"

    Love it. love all of Tolkien's works. Happy they are available on audio books now.

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    Leslie 05-26-15
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    "Amazing"

    So good! Get them all! This narrator is perfect and the story is timeless. Started with the hobbit and continuing all the way. Wish there was more.

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    Amazon Customer PA, USA 05-23-15
    Amazon Customer PA, USA 05-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Surpasses Expectations!"

    Loved the book and movie, but this audible version was the most enjoyable! Had read in a small treatise on J.R.R.Tolkien's work that the tale was best experienced as an aural narrative. I have to say that I agree. The narrator has done a superb job telling this tale. I'm sure I will listen to it more than once and very much look forward to the third and final episode of the Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King.

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    Melissa 05-21-15
    Melissa 05-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesomeness!"

    This series is as great now as it was when I was a kid Fantastic!

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    Tom McGrath 05-20-15
    Tom McGrath 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing version of an amazing book"

    I'm a little biased as these are my favourite books of all time and I've read them many times. Having this great audio version allowed me to experience them in a whole new way. I'd highly recommend the audio books to anyone who's read them on paper.

    I'd also like to commend the narrator for putting melody to the poems. Each was unique and it really added character to the performance.

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