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Summary

This brand-new unabridged audio book of The Two Towers, the second part of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, is read by the BAFTA award-winning actor, director and author Andy Serkis. 

The company of the Ring is torn asunder. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

This continues the classic tale begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its awesome climax in The Return of the King.

©1954, 1966 The Tolkien Estate Limited (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that." (Evening Standard)

"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them." (Sunday Times)

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Gollum!

Did I walk around in public with a huge grin when I heard Serkis' Gollum return in this the best version of this tale?
Yes, I did.

In general, Serkis does a very good job with all the characters, with some clearly inspired from the movies.
Would recommend this to everyone!

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A terrific experience

Serkis has done a fantastic job in narrating the trilogy. This was a great experience as a first time reader of the trilogy. Serkis does a fantastic job in creating the atmosphere with each character distinctive voices that are connected to the movies and, of course, you cannot forget the performance of Gollum. I grew to enjoy this book while listening and I am looking forward to listening to The Return of the King.

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Simply Phenomenal

Absolutely superb performance by Mr Serkis as always. extremely glad these have been produced.

It has made a simply great story even more great which didn't think was possible.

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Yorkshire!

This gets 5 stars because Serkis gave all Gondorians a Yorkshire accent, the greatest accent in the world.

Boromir seems less out of place amongst his Kingsman now, particularly his brother and father.

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My Precious

The main reason of me getting these books again was to see Andy serkis back doing his famous gollum and my word he didn't disappoint , I look forward to seeing some more of gollum in ROTK

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This is the kind of thing I aimed for when I read it to my children!

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Serkis gives this everything! I wish he hadn't

I really enjoyed Serkis' highly animated reading of The Fellowship, but this one just takes it too far. It's more like a one-man radio play than an audiobook. The orc and ent voices in particular are so over-the-top that I spent the entirety of several sections cringing and desperately wanting them to be over. Good luck listening to this for evening relaxation; if you set the volume to be able to hear the quieter sections, you will have to endure full-on shouting from Serkis when the action picks up. It's certainly a strong performance, but I'm wondering who exactly briefed him and why they didn't suggest he tone things down a bit. The best thing I can say about this one is at least there weren't as many songs to endure. Although the ent song is particularly painful, I skipped through most of it.

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Simply fantastic

The story is, as most of us know, epic and fantastic. New is the reading, which is so good I'm lost for words. Andy has really put the bar up high with this one. I can't recommend it warmly enough.

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A mesmerising telling of an epic tale. I have read this book many times but it was like discovering it all over again

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classic tale, magnificent performance.

The second book in the Tolkien Lord of The Rings series. Not much to be said that has not already been said. Its a classic tale brought to life by Andy Serkis with a magnificent performance that enhances the experience far beyond expectation.

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  • 18-11-21

THANK YOU ANDY SERKIS!

Thank you Andy Serkis for narrating this timeless classic, of JRR Tolkien, The Lord of The Rings! Your performance is magical, transporting the listener and reader into Middle earth, making them part of the story.

Fans of Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, this is a must listen! Tip: Listen and read along the story at the same time! 🙂📖🎧❤

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  • 16-11-21

What a thrill!

Andy Serkis' great narration skills and voice acting makes it come jaw-droppingly alive in your ears in all its glory.

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  • 07-11-21

Wonderful!

Serkis gives this timeless story new life with his animated narration. I highly recommend this listen.

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  • 05-10-21

Serkis is spendid

You can tell Andy is engaged and truly love this work. He does all voices justice and even the songs and poems. Great quality overall! But on chapter 6 at 33:56 Andy receives a message on facebook messenger or something and you can hear the notification, it threw me off. This should not happen or at the very least should have been re-recorded.

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  • Thue Eriksen
  • 27-09-21

Just AWESOME!!

Andy Serkis is just the perfect narrator to bring this epic story to life! I love this new version of this ageless adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-21

Very good version with two hiccups

I loved it all in all except for two points.

The voice for Éowyn and the singing while doing the ent voice. The latter was seriously terrible.

But other than that it was amazing! Ever classical tale in a great rendition.