Extended Audio Sample

Download The Two Towers (Dramatized) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Two Towers (Dramatized), by J. R. R. Tolkien
3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Narrator: An Ensemble Cast Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Tolkien's sequel to Fellowship Of The Ring receives a wonderful treatment in this highly entertaining dramatized version. The story does not begin on the lightest of notes as Boromir is down for the count, Frodo is on the lam, and Merry and Pippin have been captured by Uruk-hai. The stakes are rising for all involved in The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and they are only going to get higher as this epic tale unfolds.

As the narrative goes on, three plotlines are presented - one following Sam and Frodo in their journey to destroy the ring in Mordor; another following Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas as they deal with issues in Rohan; and the last following Merry and Pippin's escipades of trouble and tomfoolery. Each group of heroes is working toward a common goal, that is to foil Sauron's wicked deeds. They are three entirely separate pieces that will all come together in the end for a glorious conclusion.

This second insallment is a beautiful transition into the third and final book of the series. It neither outshines the first, nor does it pale to the third, but stands as a strong and satisfying read on its own, complete with adventure and heart-wrenching depth to grip you to your core. We are introduced to several characters - some returning and others brand new - who will prove intricate in the culmination. The lore of Middle Earth continues to build, character development continues to open up, and if you're still with the series at this point, there is no turning back now.

J.R.R. Tolkien was a master-storyteller in early/mid-1900's Britain. He was primarily a linguist and historian, which is evident in his construction of the Middle Earth realm. The level of mythology and cultural structure he developed within his world is still unparalleled in modern literature, and his influence upon writers will carry on for generations to come.

Here is the original American full dramatization, as broadcast on National Public Radio.

The Fellowship is broken; the quest to destroy the Ring seems already shrouded in disaster. But as the evil lord Sauron readies his armies for war, Frodo and Sam continue their lonely journey toward Mordor, guided only by Gollum, a deceitful and tortured creature, helplessly in thrall to the Ring's dark power. Download and start listening now!

BK_HIGH_000321

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 5/23/2011

    " Excellent fantasy series. Esoteric language, but if you're determined it's an amazing series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paraskevi | 5/22/2011

    " I've read this at least 3 times now. Brilliant work by Tolkien. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jóhanna María | 5/21/2011

    " It's a good Book, a great story and I can really tell that he wrote it as he told his children the story of Frodo and the fellow-ship :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 5/21/2011

    " I am not usually a huge fan of fantasy novels, but I had to make an exception for Tolkien. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 5/21/2011

    " Why hadn't I read this series earlier in my life? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 5/20/2011

    " no review will ever do Tolkiens books justice, simply read them and let yourself go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/20/2011

    " This wasn't exactly the edition that I have, but I'm assuming that the reading is all the same. This is the 2nd time I read the book & found new things each time. Now I want to rewatch the movie! Wonderful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gustavo | 5/20/2011

    " Changed my life. If every book I read could bring perspective like The Lord of the Rings, I`d be a smart smart lad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 5/18/2011

    " Read this twice and will probably do it again. Just a classic read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/17/2011

    " What can I say - one of my favourites of all time. An allegory of WWII with the nasty nazi's as Mordor and rural England as the innocent yet noble rural Englanders (pre-industrial) as the Hobbits. To design whole languages, interlocking stories and cultures. What an achievement.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sabah | 5/17/2011

    " Didn't like the book, so much so that I never finished it. Didn't like the movies either... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/16/2011

    " This one got me through High School without going insane, and I have re-read it probably 7 times including to my kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/14/2011

    " cool...lot of fantasy that u'd never dream or imaging before..will happy if those fantasy just happened in this world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alberto | 5/11/2011

    " This has become the foundation of modern fantasy text. Very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/10/2011

    " Best books ever written!!! Will never be matched....only wish there were more of them! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations