A Tale of Two Cities

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Orson Welles
  • 0 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry under the demoralization of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and a number of unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.
It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.


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Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly bad soundtrack.

Very disappointing.
I assumed it would be of good quality
and last quit a bit longer.
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- redken13

Wasn't complete book, very disappointed.

other cheaper complete versions available so frustrated at my purchase, wasn't clear in product description.
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- Katherine Elford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2010
  • Publisher: Saland Publishing