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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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    Dr. Zoid Colorado 11-03-13
    Dr. Zoid Colorado 11-03-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A Great Book with a great narrator"
    What did you love best about The Two Towers?

    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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    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ, United States 10-04-13
    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2012

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    "My Favourite Series."

    The narration was too good. The story is good and enjoyed by me. Thank you audible shipment for this book.

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    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 08-25-13
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    "Book two leaves me wanting book three"

    I just finished reading the Hobbit for the first time and to tell you the truth I really don't know what possessed me to move on to this because I really didn't like the Hobbit. This was much improved.
    I am a huge fan of G R R Martin and I was looking for an epic fantasy after finished Song of Fire and Ice series. The Hobbit let me down and everyone told me to try Lord of the Rings. I am glad I did.
    Great story, great author and great narrator. I finished the series in record time and wish there were more.

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    "I have been waiting for these!"

    It's hard to believe that anyone can improve upon Tolkien, but the narrator, Rob Inglis, does it. The characters, the setting, the story, are all richer and more enjoyable because of his excellent narration. If you have not already immersed yourself in the worlds of Middle Earth with Tolkien and Inglis, do it today. You're in for an adventure.

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    Jeffrey Penn Valley, PA, United States 06-20-13
    Jeffrey Penn Valley, PA, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Rob Inglis is the best argument for audiobooks"

    This series is just amazing -- and listening to the books read by Rob Inglis is like reading the story for the first time.

    I have to admit that the Two Towers isn't the best of the LOTR series. It's more like the first half of the Return of the King, so don't expect a satisfying, self-contained story line. This book is more like the bridge for getting to the conclusion of the story, and so long as you keep this perspective in mind, you'll find that the story works well.

    But what really makes the book worthwhile is Rob Inglis's character voices, and particularly the voice of Gollum/Smeagle. The whole point of Gollum is that he's two things at the same time -- both evil and good, dangerous and sympathetic, enemy and friend. Rob Inglis nails this voice exactly, in my opinion, and that alone makes the story and the book work well.

    Enjoy the listening, and get ready for the conclusion in the Return of the King!

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    Cheri Bothell, WA, United States 05-11-13
    Cheri Bothell, WA, United States 05-11-13
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    What would have made The Two Towers better?

    its a great story so I could not wait to listen but when I downloaded it to widows media player it would not work.


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    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13
    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Trilogy"

    This is a great classic trilogy. Few people have never heard of or enjoyed this story in one way or another so I would like to focus on the performance.

    I believe this story, with its diverse characters and languages, would be overwhelming to say the least. Rob Inglis not only accepted taking on this challenging journey but did so with much success.

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    Chris Lansing, MI 04-26-13
    Chris Lansing, MI 04-26-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Better than the first"
    Would you listen to The Two Towers again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to it again because the story is exactly what I look for in an epic fantasy adventure novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and characters were well thought out and the book clipped along at the perfect pace.


    Did Rob Inglis do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, you can tell the difference between the characters which made it a good listen.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I liked the book and have been waiting for LOTR to hit audible for years now!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator does a lot better in this one vs the first. In the first one all the songs / poems were not performed all that well and since there are not that many in the second book that problem is mostly solved.

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    Dorinda Forbes 04-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Fabulous!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Two Towers the most enjoyable?

    the story, the voice and style of the narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    the relationships that developed between the charecters. I can see people I know, and myself in each of them.


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    I loved his English accent, like having my English grandfather read to me.


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    Doug Oglesby Apex, NC, United States 03-25-13
    Doug Oglesby Apex, NC, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Animation buff

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    "The Best and Only"

    In my book, there are only two Lord of the Rings audio recordings - the BBC radio program and the Recorded Books recordings with Rob Inglis. Inglis does a fantastic job in voicing the broad variety of characters in Tolkein's book (particularly setting the standard for Gandalf, Sam, and Gollum), and his pacing and delivery bring them to life.

    The one caveat I have for every book in this series is that they are complete. That means every bit of poetry (sometimes pages long) and every song. Inglis is not a singer, though he makes a heroic attempt at it, and there is no musical score for the book, save a few tunes that Inglis uses repeatedly for a number of different songs. This is by no means enough to put anyone off the book, but it's sometimes teeth-grittingly long and odd.

    If you have read the previous book, you will find this one at least as engaging, and an easy purchase. Tolkein is not for everyone, but I have found few who can't love it. Get this one and the Return of the King after you finish it!

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