The Two Towers (Dramatized)

  • by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by An Ensemble Cast
  • 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Weak cast for a hacked up version

With a story that has such a rabid fan base, you have to be careful not to tick people off. Sadly I did not notice that it said "Abridged" until I had already purchased it. I listened to it with the hope I would not notice what was missing. This was not the case. The cast came off sounding cartoonish and goofy like a 1920's radio drama instead of maintaining the more mature feeling this epic tale deserves. Maybe it was recorded several decades ago back when audio books were done with 20 cassette tapes? It sure sounded like it. This story deserves better.
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- Mark Carras "My first book will be released sometime in 2015. I hope for late spring, but it might be late fall. It will be about dragons and civics."

An excellent rendition!

"The Hobbit (Dramatized)" and "the Lord of the Rings (Dramatized)" were the first books I bought through Audible. I'd heard this recounting on the radio and owned cassettes of them back in the 70's and was eager to rehear them in this format - which I have done several times.
I've been a fan of the good Professor's books since the mid 60's and account this rendition to be a VERY close "second" to the books, themselves, and the unabridged rendition now available!
They are an excellent telling and well worth purchasing!
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- R. Compton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books