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The Two Towers (Dramatized) | [J.R.R. Tolkien]

The Two Towers (Dramatized)

The Fellowship is broken; the quest to destroy the Ring seems already shrouded in disaster. But as the evil lord Sauron readies his armies for war, Frodo and Sam continue their lonely journey toward Mordor, guided only by Gollum, a deceitful and tortured creature, helplessly in thrall to the Ring's dark power.
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Publisher's Summary

Here is the original American full dramatization, as broadcast on National Public Radio.

The Fellowship is broken; the quest to destroy the Ring seems already shrouded in disaster. But as the evil lord Sauron readies his armies for war, Frodo and Sam continue their lonely journey toward Mordor, guided only by Gollum, a deceitful and tortured creature, helplessly in thrall to the Ring's dark power.

They're precious! Listen to all of our classic NPR dramatizations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series:

  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)
  • The Return of the King (Dramatized)

    © Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien; (P)1979, 1994 HighBridge Company

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      Mark Carras Lacey, WA 01-16-12
      Mark Carras Lacey, WA 01-16-12 Member Since 2010

      I hope to release my 1st book (about 3 friends who start asking questions and end up saving the world) on Audible before the end of 2014! :P

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      "Weak cast for a hacked up version"

      With a story that has such a rabid fan base, you have to be careful not to tick people off. Sadly I did not notice that it said "Abridged" until I had already purchased it. I listened to it with the hope I would not notice what was missing. This was not the case. The cast came off sounding cartoonish and goofy like a 1920's radio drama instead of maintaining the more mature feeling this epic tale deserves. Maybe it was recorded several decades ago back when audio books were done with 20 cassette tapes? It sure sounded like it. This story deserves better.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Amazon Customer Clintwood, VA 12-09-13
      Amazon Customer Clintwood, VA 12-09-13 Member Since 2012

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      Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

      No. It was abridged and the character voices were horrible. I bought all three together and ended up not listening all the way through the first one. I returned two of them but audible wouldn't take this one back IDK why.


      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      T. Blackwell USA 04-14-12
      T. Blackwell USA 04-14-12 Member Since 2011

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      "Not the reading of the book...."
      Is there anything you would change about this book?

      Was on a long road trip with my son; it was a nice diversion - but it was NOT the book as written. It is a radio show version of the book and there is some diversion from the original. If what you are looking it the actual reading of same (which we were) this is not the right download.


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Aragorn - the King...


      Have you listened to any of An Ensemble Cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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      Do you think The Two Towers (Dramatized) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

      no; but needs a straight forward version reading of the unabridged book


      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Amazon Customer Thatcher, AZ, United States 01-04-12
      Amazon Customer Thatcher, AZ, United States 01-04-12
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      Is there anything you would change about this book?

      It's a classic story and a great book. The recording is from an old radio broadcast with many of the author's insights and emotional descriptions removed and replaced with sound effects. Some may find it a welcome change, but I felt let down and unattached to the story.


      Would you be willing to try another one of An Ensemble Cast’s performances?

      No


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      R. Compton Blountsville, AL 08-25-13
      R. Compton Blountsville, AL 08-25-13 Member Since 2008
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      "An excellent rendition!"

      "The Hobbit (Dramatized)" and "the Lord of the Rings (Dramatized)" were the first books I bought through Audible. I'd heard this recounting on the radio and owned cassettes of them back in the 70's and was eager to rehear them in this format - which I have done several times.
      I've been a fan of the good Professor's books since the mid 60's and account this rendition to be a VERY close "second" to the books, themselves, and the unabridged rendition now available!
      They are an excellent telling and well worth purchasing!

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