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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (400,447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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Here is a time-honored story of personal courage and sacrifice in the midst of a bloody revolution.

The workers are in revolt! Every French nobleman is in danger of losing his head to the infamous guillotine. Yet Charles Darnay reounced his title years ago. Why is he scheduled to die for the crimes of his corrupt family? His only hope lies in the hands of one unlikely man. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giannina Gomez | 2/14/2014

    " God it was good. I loved it soo much . I can see why tessa and will loved it as well. Sometimes I wish I lived in those eras so men can talk to me that way lol :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Cawthon | 2/5/2014

    " This is not my first time reading Dickens, but every time I read him, I'm shocked by the truth in his words. My favorite novel so far is Oliver Twist (and I even had the pleasure of playing Mrs. Bedwin in the musical, Oliver, at my school which is based off of Oliver Twist). I thought this book was boring at first, but as the novel progressed, I became even more engrossed in the book and had to figure out what happened to his characters in this world he so carefully built. By the end of the book, I was completely invested and even cried for Sydney Carton. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I was impressed with how involved Dickens allowed me to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Sproul | 2/5/2014

    " At times I had to make myself pick this up and start reading again, but the end is incredible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keenan | 2/3/2014

    " Not my favorite book. If your looking for a book with no action or adventure, read this book. A little boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 With the Ranks | 2/3/2014

    " sydney carton is my dogg "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin LMD | 1/17/2014

    " I'm wavering between 3 and 4-stars. I was very pleasantly surprised reading this Dickens and found that in my case, age and experience seem to be my key ingredients for enjoying his work. (My university study of Hard Times was not what I would term enjoyable and is probably the reason I've never picked up another Dickens, save A Christmas Carol.) In a Tale of Two Cities the historical descriptions are brutal - and very good. The same can be said about the Dickensian view on how the oppressed become worse oppressors. I enjoyed how he wove the stories together in the end, and after giving myself permission to glide over some of the more wordy passages (a luxury I could not afford when studying Dickens) I found that I was able to pick up on descriptions and plot points of importance without sacrificing the enjoyment of the story. I am glad I can now say that I have read A Tale of Two Cities..... and even enjoyed it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Ruger | 1/10/2014

    " This was a really difficult book to read. The book is spilt into three parts, the first and second part were very hard to read . The third part was the best part and the story came together in the end. The plot of the story was missing the whole way through this book, but the word choices and the description of the setting was beautiful. I gave the book 2 stars because of the tough first half and for how long it took me to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherop | 1/5/2014

    " I found the quality of this book rather uneven. I thoroughly enjoyed some parts of it and was thoroughly bored in other parts. If I could give half stars, I would rate this book a 3.5 rather than a 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samar Fawzy | 1/4/2014

    " it would be ridiculous to write a review about a masterpiece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Hastings | 12/9/2013

    " What an unexpected pleasure this has been. Reading the Kindle and listening on Audible, I have thoroughly enjoyed the time each day spent with this book. Dickens fleshes out every character to the fullest, weaving a tale that folds upon itself to a perfect, and unexpected, finish. An amazing story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 aj | 10/26/2013

    " Truly Magnificent. Charles Dickens is a master storyteller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Shunamon | 10/19/2013

    " Another one of my all time favorites. The use of recurring symbolisms and themes is superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athena | 9/16/2013

    " Well I quite liked it. I enjoyed how Mr. Lorry was like the glue for everyone, seeing snipits of people that no one else saw. I loved reading about Sydney Carton, who's self confidence was the ruin of himself, but his willing heart was his redemption. All in all, it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 7/4/2013

    " Packed with adventure and twists and turns, once I got past the first couple chapters and actually understood what was going on, this was a very enjoyable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Rose | 2/25/2013

    " Charles Dickens is the first Author I fell in love with through this heart-gripping classical novel. It made me cry and think. I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Tameler | 12/8/2012

    " A beautiful, heartbreaking story about human nature. "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 10/17/2012

    " This has more humour in it, and a lighter touch than I had anticipated. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marwan Alabassiry | 9/23/2012

    " I've read that book four years ago ... And I think that I must read it again . Tremendous story and great characters , Inquisitive non-like experience . In short ; Best of Dickens' novels ever . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/17/2012

    " Not my usual type of book. But still very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Beavers | 11/10/2011

    " The middle section drags but the book three is exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Violet | 9/13/2011

    " A high school read. Loved it although it was long and involved but the characters and their struggle to survive the times made an excellent story. Enjoyed reading it in a class where everything was discussed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey Wynne | 7/7/2011

    " This book has it all. Love, action, violence, revenge, and some of the best villains of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrilee | 6/30/2011

    " My all time favorite book!!! Ingenious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 6/28/2011

    " I read through DailyLit emails, a great way to read or re-read the classics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 6/26/2011

    " I hate Dickens, and have always had a serious dislike for this book. Wrote a paper on it even. Boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/25/2011

    " What a book! What an ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyah | 6/22/2011

    " need a lot of vocab skill to understand this book.. for me of course. but after all, it's gorgeous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 6/22/2011

    " One of my faves, read many many times. "

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Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.