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A Tale of Two Cities Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A Tale of Two Cities (Unabridged), by Charles Dickens
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.19 (400,210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Richard Pasco Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Tale of Two Cities, one of Charles Dickens' most popular works, is highly recognized for its opening line, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The two cities of the title are Paris and London; the time is the height of the French Revolution. From the gripping opening scene of the coach drive to the heroic climax in the shadow of the guillotine, Dickens creates a vivid picture of social turmoil and the unfolding of a dramatic love story. 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 Review by Gerry | 2/20/2014

    " One of the best books ever written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Yui | 2/12/2014

    " I read this in my 9th grade English class. Though I understand Charles Dickens is a name to be familiar with, I cannot see why this is required in the curriculum for all 9th graders. I am not saying this was a book not worth reading, and I am certainly glad I had my teacher to help me figure out the archaic language of Dickens, but if I were asked what I learned or received from reading this book, I am not sure I'd have an answer. Other curriculum-required books such as Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird, I can understand. A Tale of Two Cities just gave me nothing to work with and I can't see why this is so significant to high school reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by bbbbbbrr | 2/5/2014

    " Dicken's writing is so clever and playful that I would probably enjoy the book without a good story behind it. ut the story and characters are pretty good, too. It looses a little bit toward the end. Archaic in some ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Lesli Dustin | 2/2/2014

    " This was one of those books on my bucket list of books. It wasn't a chore to get through like I thought it was going to be(only took me a week); it actually kept me turning pages and sometimes I couldn't put it down. But I didn't understand some of it and I got confused here and there; could probably use a second reading. Wishing I had taken notes of characters; some of them are introduced in the beginning and play an important role at the end. Dickens is a master of character development and so I enjoy reading him and getting to know and love the characters. In my mind, this makes up for the ever-present themes of the human condition and the miserable mortal existence. I love the theme of redemption throughout. I feel smart for having read it and would recommend it. "

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About the Author
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.