A Tale of Two Cities

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness."
The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. Here, too, are all of Dickens's recurring themes: imprisonment, injustice, and cataclysmic violence; resurrection and the renunciation that makes renewal possible.

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Educational Story

I've read other dickens novels. I knew nothing about this one in advance.

I learnt a great deal about the French Revolution. Wiki'd certain items to help me follow the story.

Very enjoyable, but sad story. So alien to the times we know now. A warning too, for how cruel revolutions are.

I wasn't keen on the narrator to start with, but I got used to him.

Overall, good.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-12-2010
  • Publisher: Listening Library