A Tale of Two Cities

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Philippe Duquenoy
  • 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Tale of Two Cities is a story of love, mystery, suspense, and action all rolled up into one beautifully written novel taking place in two prominent cities, Paris and London, during the French Revolution. The story follows the release and rehabilitation of Dr. Manette, a man falsely imprisoned in the Bastille in France for almost two decades. While trouble is brewing in France with citizens being starved and taxed to death, Dr. Manette is taken to London by Mr. Lorrie, a prominent business man, and Lucie, Dr. Manette's daughter. The process takes five years, but eventually Dr. Manette has overcome his troubled times in the Bastille and returns to practicing medicine alongside his perfect daughter Lucie.
Dr. Manette and Lucie are asked to testify in a trial for Charles Darnay, who's accused of treason. Due to Lucie's compassionate testimony and a Charles Look-a-like, Sydney, Darnay is let off the hook and the love story begins. Both men fall in love in with sweet Lucie and she must choose which of the two men, who are complete opposites, she wants to be with. Lucie gets married to one of the men, who on the day of their wedding admits that he is not who they think he is, and is actually a French Noblemen and heir to the men who had Dr. Manette locked up in France.
Meanwhile, back in France, a group called Citizens of the New Republic are rising up against the monarchy and noblemen. With tensions high, Lucie's husband sets off to France in secret, where he is arrested. Lucie and Dr. Manette have only a short amount of time to be able to save the nobleman, and an unlikely ally will come to the rescue to pay the ultimate sacrifice.


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A Classic, really enjoyed it.

It took me a little time to get used to the language. The language really puts the story in context.
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- JonnieBoy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-07-2016
  • Publisher: A.R.N. Publications