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The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2)
The Two Towers - Lord of the Rings, Bk 2
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
The Greatest Fantasy Epic of Our Time. — 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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345339713
ISBN-10: 0345339711
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 398
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4.3 stars, based on 594 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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The middle book in the much loved trilogy.
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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 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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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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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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