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The Two Towers Audiobook

The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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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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    Dubi New York, NY 06-23-17
    Dubi New York, NY 06-23-17

    People say I resemble my dog (and vice-versa). He can hear sounds I can't hear, but I'm the one who listens to audiobooks.

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    "Breaking Up the Fellowship"

    The company formed in The Fellowship of the Ring to go south and deal with the dangerous One Ring of the Dark Lord has splintered. The second entry in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy follows the nine members of the Fellowship as some travel west to deal with rogue wizard Saruman at his tower of Orthanc, others east toward a secret entrance to the evil land of Mordor under the tower of Cirith Ungol. Hence, The Two Towers.

    If you've never read The Lord of the Rings, drop everything else you're doing and start, right now. But don't start here, read The Fellowship first. There is no way to understand this pivotal middle entry without starting at the beginning. On the other hand, you don't have to go as far back as The Hobbit. By all means, read (listen to) The Hobbit if/when you can, but do not consider it prerequisite to the LOTR trilogy.

    If you've only seen the movie adaptation, The Two Towers is portrayed almost in full. There is one major departure, however, that makes reading the book feel different. Book III (each volume in the trilogy is divided into two books) follows the westward bound characters (all except Frodo and Sam), Book IV is about Frodo and Sam along with Gollum/Smeagol. The movie weaves the two concurrent story lines together.

    If you've only ever read the books, I wholeheartedly recommend listening to the audio edition. Rob Inglis's reading of The Two Towers is superb, especially since he gets to do the voice(s) of Gollum and Smeagol (which if you've seen the movie you already know is a highlight, perhaps the highlight, of the story) as well as Orc dialogue and the wonderful Ents. The singing in The Fellowship that I myself did not care for is held to a minimum here (one song, maybe two), the narration focused more on voices.

    Bottom line, no matter who you are, if you've read these books or not, you must listen to them. You must.

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    LJ SANTA CRUZ, CA, US 06-18-17
    LJ SANTA CRUZ, CA, US 06-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite audible book of all time!"

    Rob Inglis does a superior job of reading and voicing the characters in Lord of the Rings! I guess you would call the book kind of a cult for me. The trilogy is my comfort book and I have read it many times and listened to it twice, both times by the same narrator. Awesome! Highly recommended! Enjoy!

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    Sue L 05-23-17
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    "Great story!"

    Great narration, really captures the story. Tollkien would be proud. Highly recommend this book recording.

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    EMU_Flyer 05-21-17
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    "long but good"

    it was a good book, but I couldn't stand to hear another song sung in the 1st half of the book. some of the descriptions ate way over done for trivial scenes. Overall a good book, but be prepared for a long haul.

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    Barton 05-20-17
    Barton 05-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    I really like Rob Inglis' narration. He is great at creating believable voices for characters.

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    Amazon Customer 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Faithful to Tolkein and well narrarated."

    Well done. I have loved LOTR for over half a century. Samwise is right: There's some good in this world and it's worth fighting for.

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    "Amazingnarration"

    The narrator is very expressive and I listened to it while crocheting. This book had no problems

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    Jared Numbers 05-17-17
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    "Brilliant storytelling and delivery!"

    Rob Inglis delivers a performance worthy of the masterpiece he's reading. I trust that Tolkein would be proud.

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    Andrew Cockrell 05-15-17
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    "HORRIABLE RECORDING"

    I don't know what others are listening to, but at one point in the recording, I could hear the readers children in the background. Not to mention that there is no ending to the story. It literally just stops. No closing "You have been listening to....." No "Presented by Audible" ending or nothing. It just stops mid sentence with Frodo getting captured by the Orks. Don't do this often but I'll be asking for a refund.

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    Kyle Broussard 05-15-17
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    "Rob Inglis is a legend the story is too."

    The narration is great and the story lends itself well to the audio format. The two towers does a great job of expanding the world we were introduced to in book one, as we follow the characters on their journey.

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