A Tale of Two Cities (version 3)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.7 stars; 418 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)


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.

(5 stars)

the reader had a really pleasant voice (sounds like Patrick Stewart) and reads really well. The book itself can be perfectly juxtaposed in its cause and effect to today's societys social problems. It is so clear that the unfairness of the time led to the "beast" to awake and respond with the violence it did. In its final words, the book prophecises about what will become of the beast and it's ruling in the end

A perfectly splendid and timeless read

(4 stars)

A great fan of Dickens, I decided to listen to the audio version of the tale of the two cities having read the paperback some years back and I’m happy to report that I totally loved it! The reader really brings the book to life and it’s simply wonderful! I have to mention that my favorite character as before remains Sydney Carton.

A Tale of Two Cities

(5 stars)

The Marvel of Charles Dickens writing, clearly shows itself in this book. How He connects small details in different chapters. It is such an insightful book on the French revolution and how the seeds of oppression will rise up in equal and perhaps worse force. The reader was great He gave the book the soberness it deserves to be listened with.

Excellent reading

(2 stars)

This is one of my favorite books and was very nicely read, although the character voices were similar enough that it was sometimes difficult to determine who was speaking. Unfortunately, the book stops 35 minutes short of the end, asks me to review it, and won't let me listen to the end.

(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.

Great Narration on the World's Favorite Classic

(5 stars)

Thank you Mr Neufeld! excellent narration, perfect cadence. I enjoyed every minute listening to this book. I love all Dickens' work and you made it come alive with your excellent narration. I highly recommend this version.

(5 stars)

This is so amazing. I had some problems of concentration when reading. I don't know why. But this audio book is so amazing and the narrator is fluent, his diction more than good and he even distinguishes the voices. Thanks