A Tale of Two Cities [Recorded Books]

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Frank Muller
  • 14 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

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Audible Editor Reviews

Among the most talented and influential voices to grace the audiobook format, Shakespearean actor Frank Muller delivers an electric performance of a story that demands it. Urgency and tumult seem to bellow forth from the indefatigable Muller as he untangles the web of conflict that drives Dickens' historical epic. The French aristocracy's self-satisfied arrogance is set in contrast with the outraged militance of the downtrodden peasantry. Muller gives a unique voice to each member of the warring classes while nevertheless betraying the selfish motives that bind them all. Dickens' competing lovers, the aristocratic Charles Darnay and his jealous doppelgänger, Sydney Carton, are by turn endowed with desperate passion and tender selflessness as they grapple with historical forces beyond their control.

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frank muller is amazing

frank muller is amazing.every audio book he has read really brings to life the characters and a tale of two cities is one of his best.it's a bit heavy going, just to begin, with but stick with it because its well worth it.
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Audio Quality Muffled, Rendering Telling Hopeless

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Great Story, but sadly Audio from 1986 is muffled beyond any hope of Enjoyment.The 1987 Great Expectations is fine, & that is what you sample in the bundle. Audible must clean this Recording as it sounds like a bootleg tape.


What other book might you compare A Tale of Two Cities [Recorded Books] to, and why?

Worst recorded Sound Ever experienced from Audible.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

One can barely hear him


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger at being Swindled by the 'bundle'


Any additional comments?

What happened to Quality Control???

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-04-2001
  • Publisher: Recorded Books