The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super excited to discuss the second part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers. This is a high fantasy series centered around this ring, and it honestly is a little bit too complicated to sum up. Since this is the second part of the trilogy, I cannot guarantee that all or part of this review will not spoil you for the first book, so if you don’t want to be spoiled and have not read the first book, I encourage you to leave, come back and then we discuss this book together! But let’s go ahead and jump right into the review!

Synopsis:

“The Company of the Ring is sundered. 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.”

My Thoughts:

Wow, this book was definitely a rollercoaster ride. From start to finish, it was action and danger and suspense. There was never a dull moment in this novel, and it was just really great. It really made me have more of an appreciation for some of the characters, such as Gandalf. He was just a super sassy character, and I never really noticed it before. He puts people in their place, and he does it so wonderfully. It was just my everything.

I also really loved my girl Arwen because she is badass, and I just really love her character. She wants the opportunity to go into battle and fight, and I absolutely loved that about her character. I really loved the relationship between Sam and Frodo, as always. Sam is just a precious little cinnamon roll that needs to be protected at all costs…

But a character that I really despised was, of course, Smeagol. He was annoyingly throughout the entirety of this novel because he was guiding Frodo and Sam on their journey. I never trusted him, and I never will trust him. All he cares about is that stupid ring. If he is telling you to do something, you likely should do the opposite because he doesn’t give a damn about anything other than that stupid ring. And I just hated every second of being in his presence.

The audiobook was absolutely fantastic, as always. It has a full cast with sound effects and music, and it literally sounds like I am listening to a movie, which I really loved. These audiobooks are my favorite audiobooks I have ever listened to, actually, and I highly recommend you get the BBC production audiobook of it because that specific version is what I listened to. Its nowhere near as long as the other ones because it cuts out the (s)he said/did and you just hear it. That really cut down on the time, so this audiobook was actually only about 4.5 hours long, and I just listened to this all the way through. It was just amazing.

I really enjoyed this second installment of the trilogy, and I am so excited to finally dive into the final part of this trilogy. I know it is going to be super epic and action-packed, and it is just going to be great!

4-and-a-half-stars

And there you have it! That was my review of The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. What are you currently reading? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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2 thoughts on “The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

  1. I loved your review, this is one of my favorite novels, but Lord of the Rings is not a trilogy, it never was a trilogy. It was actually written as one novel and because it was published during World War II when there were paper shortages it was published as three separate volumes.

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