A Tale of Two Cities (version 3)


Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.9 stars; 43 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

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.

wonderful! the voice actor is great and the recording high quality.

(5 stars)

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.

excellent reading of a classic tale!

(5 stars)

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.

my favorite book

(5 stars)

This is my favorite novel of all time!. The reader is good. the chapters are weird, but never bothered me

good reader, story needed more time to develop

(4 stars)