The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Unabridged), by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is the saga of the great War of the Rings. As he crafted the alphabets, languages, and landscapes of Middle-earth, Tolkien created one of the most popular and imaginative works in English literature. The Two Towers is the second volume of The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm's Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien's great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe- hobbits, elves, and wizards-step colorfully forth from the pages. Rob Inglis' narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio. Download and start listening now!

The saga of The Lord of the Rings continues. In The Two Towers audiobook, the Fellowship of the Ring has broken; Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli discover Boromir's death, and that the hobbits Pippin and Merry have been kidnapped by orcs. In desperate pursuit, they learn of the betrayal of the wizard Saruman, who seeks to align the two towers of Isengard and Mordor against the free people of Middle-Earth. Saruman's first step is the destruction of the horse-riders of Rohan, and the seige at Helm's Deep will determine the fate of a once-great people.

Meanwhile, Frodo Baggins, bearer of the One Ring, and his faithful companion Samwise Gamgee, continue to the east, charged with the terrible burden of casting the ring of power into Mount Doom. As they head towards the dark lands of Mordor, they encounter Gollum, a vicious creature twisted by centuries of exposure to the One Ring. At times it appears that Gollum can be trusted, as he reverts to his old self of Smeagol, guiding them through the hazards of the evil in front of them. But an encounter with Faramir, brother of Boromir and leader of the Gondorian rangers, delivers a terrible warning; Gollum may know more about the secret entrance to Mordor than he is telling.

J.R.R. Tolkien, considered by many to be the progenitor of the high fantasy genre, was an English writer and university professor. Indeed, as a professor he esteemed himself as well; his lecture on Beowulf had a lasting influence on research in that field, and his production of A Middle English Vocabulary and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with E.V. Gordon became academic standards for decades. He wrote The Hobbit, released in 1937, which was popular enough to request a sequel, and thus the epic trilogy of The Lord of the Rings was published in 1954-55. For his literary and academic works, Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on March 28, 1972.

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Author J.R.R. TolkienThe most-recent addition to our collection, Hobbitten (The Hobbit), has helped add to the success of Classics author, J.R.R. Tolkien. Born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and deceased September 02, 1973, Tolkien has written 17 audiobooks which are now part of our impressive catalog. Though Hobbitten (The Hobbit) was the most recent addition to our listening library from Tolkien, the Abridged version of The Hobbit (Dramatized), read by the popular narrator An Ensemble Cast, is the most popular among our customers. Added in 2007, The Hobbit (Dramatized) is the oldest audio title available on our website. We feature a total of 17 audiobooks from Tolkien, with over 111 hours of listening enjoyment, providing enough variety for each and every one of his fans to enjoy. For a complete selection of Classics titles from J.R.R. Tolkien, please visit his writer page here: J.R.R. Tolkien books.