A Tale of Two Cities (version 3)


Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.7 stars; 489 reviews)

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The 45-chapter novel was published in 31 weekly instalments in Dickens' new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. From April 1859 to November 1859, Dickens also republished the chapters as eight monthly sections in green covers. Dickens' previous novels had appeared only as monthly instalments. The first weekly instalment of A Tale of Two Cities ran in the first issue of All the Year Round on 30 April 1859. The last ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November. (Summary by Wikipedia) (15 hr 5 min)

Reviews

Very well read. Thank you.


(5 stars)

Exhausting work. Totally drained, moved, and edified. Thanks to "Revolutions" podcast for prompting me to come experience this intensely significant, masterfully crafted tale illuminating the historic essence of the French Revolution. Headed back to the podcast to continue with the history of the era and the event.

Great Book, Perfect Reading


(5 stars)

The book itself, I think, requires no commentary. It is an essential classic. Bob Neufeld delivers a perfect rendition.


(5 stars)

Amazing narration! A deep and hope-filled story that will never, never be irrelevant. The tale is spun with such care and intricacy that I found myself caring deeply for the characters. The end reduced me to weeping. Listen and enjoy and... see a glimpse of life's deepest meaning.

Excellent


(5 stars)

Reader's voice is absolutely beautiful for this story. I wish the next story I've read by Dickens is as Audio Friendly as this one. Nicely done. Think I'll listen to another. Thanks

Thrilling


(5 stars)

Thoroughly enjoyable. Read flawlessly by Bob Neuberger. (I listen to anything he narrates). I wasn't a Dickens fan at the start, I appreciate his intricate, layered style and episodic cliffhangers now.


(5 stars)

The man who reads this book is outstanding in his oratory skills. Sidney Carton, the Man least among the characters, but the greatest of heroes. The ending moved me emotionally.


(5 stars)

I'm so glad to be able to experience this classic story. It was extremely well-read. I appreciate the talents of the author and the reader.

EXCELLENT as always


(5 stars)

Fantastic as always, Mr. Neufield. Thank you for all the work you do! This is truly audiobook quality