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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (400,573 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Robert Lindsay, Alison Steadman, Jonathan Coy, Andrew Scott, Paul Ready, Karl Johnson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the echo of the first line 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' to the final 'It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done', Dickens' classic novel of the French revolution tells a story of the redemptive powers of love in the face of cruelty, violence and neglect.

Set in London and Paris, it shows the plight of the French people under the brutal oppression of the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality of the revolutionaries towards the former aristocrats in the years immediately following. Among the memorable characters are Charles Darnay, a French former aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who tries to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette. In this moving, intricate tale spanning eight tumultuous years, Dickens orchestrates the wider political picture behind the story of Lucie, Darnay and Carton with his customary brilliance.

This epic production, dramatised by Mike Walker, stars Robert Lindsay as Dickens, with Alison Steadman, Jonathan Coy, Andrew Scott, Paul Ready, and Karl Johnson.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joanne | 2/20/2014

    " This book is a great book to start your dickens journey as its not very long but totally gripping from start to finish. If you don't think you 'do' dickens then try this . A love story but not of the usual kind but the love between a father and daughter and friend with friend . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Austin (AJ) Webster | 2/17/2014

    " I thought that this was one of Dickens' least impenetrable works. Engrossing, exciting, and compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teri | 2/5/2014

    " First read this in high school and had a rough time with it, though I remember gaining a little bit from my teacher's discussions. What I wouldn't give to go back and listen (and read) well. Re-read in 2011, I think, and was completely engrossed. If it was tough work a couple times, it was MORE than worth it to finish this book and soak in the rich plot and outcome of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by c a t h e y | 1/29/2014

    " Rather slow in places, but it all ties up beautifully towards the end. "

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