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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
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ISBN-13: 9780345339713
ISBN-10: 0345339711
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 398
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  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 601 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 33 more book reviews
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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.
embchicken avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 95 more book reviews
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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.
royaltech avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 126 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 5 more book reviews
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.
jaylou avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 40 more book reviews
This book is AWESOME! i loved it
reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 52 more book reviews
Fantastic!!! Fantasy classic!!!
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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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Best of the series.
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Great story.
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This is the second book in the Lord of the Rings series. It is a classic!
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A WONDERFUL READ. PART TWO OF SERIRES...THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....
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Legendary! The second part of the Rings Trilogy is where the story really takes off! Enjoy!
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I love this book.
Pro-Nomos avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 23 more book reviews
The greatest fantasy epic of our time and perhaps all time.
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Loved the story.
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THE GREATEST FANTASU EPIC OF OUR TIME.
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Read all the Trilogy-GREAT!!!!!!
pastordel avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 43 more book reviews
simply a wonderful book
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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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This is a great book, a great read. A classic you are sure to enjoy.
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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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You may feel yourself taking an ents-life to bridge the gap through the second installment.
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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.
goddesslovingbookworm avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 170 more book reviews
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 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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This is part two of the Lord of the Rings series...necessary if you want to read the third part :)
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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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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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Cover art varies
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Perfect Condition.
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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.
norma6448 avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 74 more book reviews
different cover
momma avatar reviewed The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
my cover is different but it wouldn't come up in the system.