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 second 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
"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)
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.
This next stage of the journey is just as exciting as any other I have enjoyed. This is a must for anyone following Frodo and Sam into the dark lands!! I can't wait for my next installment!!
I read so much for my job that it's nice to listen for a change :)
The Two Towers is darker and more exciting than The Fellowship of the Ring. Equally well written, it is part of a modern great.
It is all brilliant!
Rob Inglis' performance was great, as long as he didn't sing. The songs were a little painfully cringe inducing to me.
I always love this book.
I wish that I had never read it so that I could discover it all over again.
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.
I enjoy listening to Tolkien, G.R.R.Martin, Dickens and all kinds of things. I spend credits on fat books.
Haunting, beautiful, magical -a grand book that is unafraid of grand themes. This is the point in the trilogy where things get even darker, and the Fellowship diverges. It seems an impertinence to "review" this at all, and it is hard to find words that will say to someone "You must pick this book up!" and yet, that is the bottom line, here - this is one of those few books that you want everyone to read - a truly seminal piece of writing.
Yes as far as it goes!
Yes I do!
All of them
No! There is a big bit missing!
Missing Perigrin's arrival in Minas Tirith, the lighting of the beacons, the injury to Faramir and Aragorn's journey with Gimli and Legolas through the way of the dead resulting with their arrival at Minas Tirith with the dead army and the slaying of the Witch King and injury to Eowen.
Quite a big chunk and somewhat pivotal to the story.
Sorry Audible you've let me down a bit.
"Must listen to"
Love it, listen to it and enjoy it every single moment fron the beginning to the very end.
"Quite the run-around"
I appreciate the convenience of audiobooks and the many advantages (mostly that you can continue reading while doing other activities) and in the case of Lord of the Rings in particular having a suitable narrator such as Rob Inglis brings things like the songs alive, but in the end nothing beats a real book.
Faramir living up to his name and history by being one of the only beings in all Middle Earth able to resist the call of the Ring. Other than that this feels like a space saver between the real action in the book. Frodo and Sam seems to be pulled, pushed, led and tricked one way and another without ever making any progress, and Aragorn's group seem the same.
He really brings the songs alive, and the portions spoken in Elvish or Entish etc. His voice and accent are absolutely suited to the style of writing so it draws you in quickly even if you're not familiar with Middle Earth.
... stick with us, the next one will be better, honest.
The banterinig between Sam and Gollum when Sam is cooking the rabbits is hilarious and Rob Ingliss as Gollum was brilliant.
Rob Ingliss' best performance yet.
This hall part is mostly about Sam and Frodo road toward Mordor from when the fellowship fails till they get to Gondore. The perils that is met whit Hobbit currige and Sam's constant drive.
I hope future generations get to read ore hear the story.
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