Book Reviews of The Two Towers

The Two Towers
The Two Towers
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
ISBN-13: 9780261102361
ISBN-10: 0261102362
Publication Date: 6/1993
Pages: 439
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Grafton
Book Type: Paperback
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Rob Inglis's readings of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings are unlikely to be improved upon. He has the accents and the characterization perfect from his own one-man-show based on the books. He knows the proper pronunciations of Tolkien's words and names (except Smeagol, unfortunately). He renders both the spirit and the literary beauty of Tolkien as they should be rendered, reading this best of read-aloud books in a nearly perfect rendition. The only thing that could be better is having it read aloud by your own parent when you're a kid.
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The middle book in the much loved trilogy.
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Brilliant. Awe-inspiring. Masterfully written *****
THE TWO TOWERS, the second part of Tolkien's LOTR trilogy, takes the reader on a remarkable, almost breathless journey: chasing orcs who have captured Merry and Pippen; galloping across the plains of Rohan with Riders of the Rohirrim; the bloody battle of Helm's Deep; the vast wasteland of Isengard; the perilous journey of Frodo and Sam to the borders of Mordor, accompanied by a most unlikely ally. Unlike "The Fellowship of the Ring," Tolkien's first installment, which at times was compelled to slow to a snail's pace to patiently set up the story, THE TWO TOWERS moves the reader along at a rapid clip, from the first page to the last.

Here we are also introduced to a rich variety of new characters: Eomer, King Theoden, the evil Wormtongue, Treebeard the Ent, Faramir of Gondor, and a nasty assortment of snarling orcs. Tolkien's mastery of the written word brings these characters, and the places of Middle-earth they inhabit--to colorful life. The rich imagery he creates is unsurpassed; THE TWO TOWERS is storytelling unsurpassed. Highly recommended.
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The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor - the dark kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lustfilled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
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I really Liked the book. overall i think its an epic and preeminent book about the clash of the fellowship and new allies, This book is going to be a exiting novel if u have comprehended the first book
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I love this book.
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Read all the Trilogy-GREAT!!!!!!
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THE GREATEST FANTASU EPIC OF OUR TIME.
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Loved the story.
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This is the second part of The Lord of the Rings. These books are about the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The hobbits, a peace-loving people live there. People of all ages enjoy these classic myths.
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The greatest fantasy epic of our time and perhaps all time.
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The book was more enjoyable then the film in more ways then one. Not saying the movie was less. The film was about action over alland book drove in the personal side of the story. All in all the book not a let down after watching the movie first It filled the hole that the movie had.
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Legendary! The second part of the Rings Trilogy is where the story really takes off! Enjoy!
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Awesome classic!
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A WONDERFUL READ. PART TWO OF SERIRES...THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....
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This is the second book in the Lord of the Rings series. It is a classic!
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Great story.
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Best of the series.
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A wonderful adventure for any reader. Very long, but it's definately worth the time it takes to read it.
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Fantastic!!! Fantasy classic!!!
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This book is AWESOME! i loved it
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From Library Journal

New Line Cinema will be releasing "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy in three separate installments, and Houghton Mifflin Tolkien's U.S. publisher since the release of The Hobbit in 1938 will be re-releasing each volume of the trilogy separately and in a boxed set (ISBN 0-618-15397-7. $22; pap. ISBN 0-618-15396-9. $12). Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From AudioFile

[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with THE RETURN OF THE KING.]--There is something incongruous about American voices in ancient Britain (or to be precise, Middle Earth). Nonetheless, these American productions of the Tolkien classics--originally broadcast on NPR Playhouse--are well worth hearing. While not as elaborate as the BBC production (which featured Ian Holm), this adaptation is more accessible to a wider audience. Gail Chugg, who also plays the character of Gollum, narrates the story with an easy storyteller's style. James Arrington reads the part of Frodo Baggins, the Hobbit bearing the burden of a ring of great power. Bernard Mayes portrays the wizard Gandalf with a homespun flourish. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Loved this series! Highly recommend!
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This is a great book, a great read. A classic you are sure to enjoy.
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The second book was not quite as good as the first, although it is extremely well written and exciting.
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This is a very exciting book. It made it up to my very favorite books. Also, if you get stuck, don't think it is boring. Keep going! The next chapter might have lots of excitement in it. This book is one of those great books that have no bad language. Another plus. It is pretty long. But you can always put it off every now and then.
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Frodo and his 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 a battle in the Mines of Moria. And 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 was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin -- alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, THE LORD OF THE RINGS
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This is part 2 of the triogy.

In this book, Mr. Tolkien continues the great romance which he began with the fellowship of the ring. Prophecy is a dangerous business, but i should not be surprised if we turned out to have a new classic on our hands.... If you know a great book when you see one, you will want all of these
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simply a wonderful book
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Part 2 of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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To quote C. S. Lewis:

"Here are the beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a book that will break your heart... good beyond hope."
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The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Suaron. Some were contending witht he treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor - the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
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This book in the trilogy makes for good reading. It stands out as a must-read for
anyone who loves to read fantasy and sience fiction. I am a buff of both. I'll give
this one a five star rating.
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These books are definately a must-read for any bookworms (even non-bookworms would love it). Tolkien has a way or painting a picture in your mind; it's obvious that middle-earth was as real to him as our world. LOTR became real to me, with a perfect mix of tragedy, adventure, comedy and romance that will keep a reader's attention. The Two Towers is awesome!! I read our copy to the point that the covers fell off!!
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Being a top-seller next to the Bible, this book is amazing! The Lord of the Rings is a must-read for everyone. J. R. R. Tolkien is such a talanted writer.
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You may feel yourself taking an ents-life to bridge the gap through the second installment.
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Just as the second act of a play is the darkest, the second volume of the trilogy seems to leave us (or rather Frodo) doomed. The fate of the world is in the hands of the small and meek rather than the rich and powerful---how will it end? To me, this has never been a stand-alone story, but the trio has been a yearly favorite.
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The fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor-the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lustfilled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
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Great story...if you haven't read this one (but have read "Fellowship of the Ring" or seen the movies) I highly recommend it: there's a lot in this story that was left out of this movie.
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Part two of the classic trilogy. Notice I use the definitive article. I can't say enough good things, and I can't choose which shades of description to use to inadequately describe Tolkien's masterwork. Just read it. All three. Tomorrow.
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This is a great book! The Frodo/Sam/Gollum part can be a bit hard to get through, so since this book is divided into two "books" I switch between them every other chapter for some variety. It works really well! Tolkien was a genius!
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this is a four sta book it is very good you should get it.
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Read review of THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.
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This is the 1977 edition. It's just pristine. I like getting the vintage ones when I can to get the real feel of how they were meant to be read when written.
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This is part two of the Lord of the Rings series...necessary if you want to read the third part :)
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If you want to find out what really happened in the book that didn't happen in the movie... read this. J.R.R. Tolkien is an exceptional writer and these stories... all three of them... AND the Hobbit are spellbinding and captivating.
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My son loves it ...
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in perfect condition. must read for fantasy lovers. check out two others in this set. (forth book is "the fellowship of the ring" which i don't have, unfortunately.)
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This is a 1980 copy but in very good condition. Story is excellent!
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50th anniversary edition
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I read this book many years ago, so I bought it again with the intention of rereading it. I haven't done so and it's been sitting, collecting dust for 2 years now. I think someone else could make better use of it!
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Great book, It is the motion picture version cover. SAme story though
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Perfect Condition.
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Beutifully bound edition. Quality paper.
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Cover art varies
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This is the right ISBN number but my book is a 50th Anniversary edition and the cover is different. Must be an older book.
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different cover
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my cover is different but it wouldn't come up in the system.