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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Volume 1

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin, alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
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Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs.

Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin; alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Nearly 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collector's editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. Now it is available for the first time on digital download, complete and unabridged.

This is the first book of The Two Towers.

©1954, 1966 The Trustees of the J.R.R. Tolkien 1967 Settlement; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC; This edition published 2001 by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd., London, UK

What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent." (The Observer)
"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Sunday Telegraph)

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    DJ Morpheus 23/01/2010
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    "One 'Book' To Rule Them All!"

    WOW!! Absolutely superb! A truly amazing book, from start to finish. The Lord of the Rings movies, really don't even scratch the surface. This is, without doubt, a masterpiece. Excellently written, and narrated with style.

    If you've watched the movies, and think you know what Lord of the Rings is about, think again. Get this book, and you will understand what I mean.

    Absolutely brilliant!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chappers LONDON, United Kingdom 23/04/2013
    Chappers LONDON, United Kingdom 23/04/2013 Member Since 2011

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    "Great story but flawed narrator"

    Rob Inglis has quite a mellow voice so it's easy enough to listen to, but I didn't find his narration to be top-class. Too often he puts an incongruous emphasis on characters' words or feelings which kept pulling me up short. It's as though he sometimes forgot the context and just read the words any-old-how. I've listened to the complete set of LoTR and Hobbit audiobooks narrated by him, and it's the same in all of them. Quite an irritating flaw, and one which marks them down from a full 5-star listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Liverpool, United Kingdom 10/06/2013
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    "This is audible"

    No Chapters. No info - not even the narrator's name. Dreadful artwork. Will cancel free trial as soon as possible

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    Barry Cumbernauld, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Barry Cumbernauld, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this book"

    Couldn't find the time to read the series & I decided to listen while running. Initially it feels slightly dated however I found myself griped after a while & found myself running more just to hear the stories through. Even the singing parts were ok albeit didn't add much to the story. I'd say if you like fantasy at all you have to read tolkeins work, or like me listen if you don't have the time.

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    Jakob Mount Barker, Australia 13/04/2013
    Jakob Mount Barker, Australia 13/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Timeless classic"

    Marvelously done, perfect voice for the story and brings to life everything I loved about the books the first time I read them.

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    Seaspirit stowmarket, suffolk, United Kingdom 30/06/2013
    Seaspirit stowmarket, suffolk, United Kingdom 30/06/2013 Member Since 2008

    mum of five grandmama of 14 love reading, crafts, disabled

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    "rob inglis reads this with great skill"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Volume 1 to be better than the print version?

    yes, the book is soo heavy to carry around


    What other book might you compare The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Volume 1 to, and why?

    lords of the rings stands alone from my point of view


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    Rob has a good understanding of the story and reads with great skill


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    romantic adventure


    Any additional comments?

    so much better then the film

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    "third book of the series"

    Audible have divided LOTR into six separate audiobooks. They aren't really separate books, but sections of the same book, so you need to read them in order, they won't make sense otherwise. This is the third book. (Start with "Fellowship of the Ring book 1")

    Rob Inglis has a very traditional english voice and reads in a very measured way. I am a fan of Tolkien, and enjoy this reading, but if you have only seen the films, you may find it a bit slow.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Siri
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    25/04/13
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    "Classic"

    I remember reading this when I was younger I used a year to read the hole thing and I am a better person for it. It is a grate book that all should read.

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