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
LOTR is one of the greatest books of all time and Rob Inglis does a very good job of narrating. Sadly this book is only available in an old format - so if you are planning to play in on an up to date device check first that the format will work.
simply the best rendering I have yet heard, or perhaps even imagined. It has wonderful flow.
Vivid. Tragic. Hopeful
When Treebeard sees the destruction of all the trees and curses Saruman.
Each character gets its own unique sound. When reading on my own I tend to skim through the poetry, but he sings! And I love it!
I'm wondering if I could have skipped this second book in the series. I enjoyed the first book but now am wondering if I want to complete the trilogy. I felt The Two Towers was just a bridge between the two and not that necessary. I missed all the characters being together and the interplay among them. I didn't like that the ending just left you hanging.
The two towers was a good book but not quite as entertaining as the first and third books in the series
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Yes I would only cause it took me a lot to try to read it with all the added description
This is well done spaced out.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I have read this book numerous times and it has got to be one of the top books of all time in my opinion.
Tolkien creates a whole world of characters and mythology and his story is compelling and filled with a sense of urgency. This story has excitement, fear, despair and courage. I cannot recommend it highly enough, this is the master fantasy writer showing how it is really done.
The narration is not great. The lack of differentiation between characters' voices can lead to confusion and there is a lack of expression in them too. However, he does a great job of descriptive passages and anything pertaining to the myths and legends of Middle-Earth. I found that I have noticed some details that I have missed on my previous readings.
It's a great story and the narrator does a good job, but his singing will drive you mad unless you're into bad music or broadway musicals. I had to fast forward every time he decides to belt one out. He should just say "and they sang a song" during his reading,
It's the hobbit. Say no more.
His singing is horrible as are the songs.
I had to fast forward during songs.
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
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).
This review is about the entire trilogy. I'll start by saying that the Lord of the Rings is my favorite book; so much so that I have to return to Middle Earth every 3-4 years for a visit. I was, therefore, somewhat leery of an audiobook as I have very set notions of who the characters are. Rob Inglis's narration is incredible, his voices for all the characters were easily recognizable. I felt that his singing of the numerous ballads added a new dimension that my previous readings had not. I kept thinking that Peter Jackson must have listened to Inglis's version as so many of the actors he cast for the movie sounded so much like Ingli's characterization. My only complain is that the audio version lasted even less time that my readings as I listened every minute I had a chance.
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