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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: Anton Lesser Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens' only historical novel, sets personal happiness against the terrors of the French Revolution where the search for social justice sacrifices individual rights. Dr. Manette has emerged from eighteen years of unjust imprisonment in the Bastille. By an ironic twist of fate, his daughter Lucie's marriage draws the family into a terrifying web of circumstance which, it seems, can only end in death by the guillotine.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Missy | 2/14/2014

    " This books is one that sticks with you long after you've finished. I've read it countless times an still can't get enough of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/13/2014

    " It took me a month to read this book, of and on. It needed the time. I forget how wonderful Dickens' writing is. How descriptive. How brilliant. How truthful. The language isn't written like this anymore. We don't have the patience for it anymore. But, if you have the time to give, this is a story worth savoring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Audrey Cornelison | 2/2/2014

    " Whew, I'd forgotten how much concentration it takes to initially get into Dickens! Plus, even though the first third of the book is necessary background, I thought it could have been much shorter and to the point. Eventually tho, I got my time and money's worth: this was a pretty fabulous book. Other than the excessive detail, some of the over the top dramatics were tiring, but Dickens wasn't writing for a 21st century audience. On the other hand, all the fun plot twists and mysteries and connections were excellent, and even though Lucie's character wasn't as developed as it could have been, I think her actions and words showed that she was definitely worthy of love. Sydney was great of course, but my favorite character was definitely Mr. Lorry. I'm delighted to have this one on my bookshelf! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Baena | 1/29/2014

    " Excellent read. It has everything: injustice, hope, love, drama, French Revolution, sacrifice. Hats off to Dickens, definitely one of my favorite authors. "

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