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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Jenny
  • Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • 11-12-12

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!

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love this book, it nice to listen to Rob. worth <br />

narrator is very good. worth every penny and every minute You can't get a better story

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Attention grabbing!

Lord of the Rings could never keep my attention until I heard Rob Inglis read it! He brings out the interesting details of every conversation and song... I was never tempted to skip the "boring" parts!

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really good, I enjoyed book 2 more than 1

This was a very good story kept me wanting more. not much else to say.

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a few issues with playback.

I have this series on cd and i bought them here so i could stream them from my phone, too. I love everything about this but i had a few problems with the audio skipping forward about 10 seconds. It's annoying but not immersion breaking.

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Even better than Fellowship!

Superb story masterfully told. It's one of those books that despite being huge, it's a fast read.

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my favorite volume

This story is an account of what happened after the fellowship of the ring broke Frodo results to travel to Mordor with the assistance of his esquire Sam Wise the rest of the company including Aragorn Licorice Gimli and the to halflings Pippin and Mary They encounter many dangerous adventures and meet many enemies and in the end there is an emotional twist that will bring the readers to tears in short this book is not just good it is amazing this is a must read book It is loved and you will love it to

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Very Tedious But Very Well Made

Would you consider the audio edition of The Two Towers to be better than the print version?

Yes - print books can't sing!

What did you like best about this story?

It was fun to see where the books digressed from the plot of the movies - I learned a lot more about Treebeard and the palantir in this one than in the movies.

Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

Samwise Gamgee has always been a favorite of mine.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was really intrigued by the scene of Pippin and the palantir - I guess I have a soft spot for characters who make foolish choices but try their best, especially under compulsion like he was.

Any additional comments?

I do have a problem with the lack of diversity in Tolkein's stories. I think the storytelling and worldbuilding is incredible, especially with all the different species and languages he maintains. However, the skin color and genders of the character are not very diverse, and the whole series sort of reeks of male privilege.

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Perfect for fans of the classic tale.

Narration adds a new element that makes it feel like reading again for the first time.