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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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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "A classic well done"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Two Towers to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would only cause it took me a lot to try to read it with all the added description


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is well done spaced out.


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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Truly excellent book, regardless of narrator"

    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.

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    Billy Jewett YUMA, AZ, United States 12-24-13
    Billy Jewett YUMA, AZ, United States 12-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The narrator needs to stop singing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Two Towers to be better than the print version?

    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,


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's the hobbit. Say no more.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    His singing is horrible as are the songs.


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

    I had to fast forward during songs.


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    Dr. Zoid 11-03-13
    Dr. Zoid 11-03-13
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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 2014

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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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    West Coast Reader 07-24-13
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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 2015
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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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    "I cant evan listen to it"
    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 2014
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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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