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A Tale of Two Cities

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(4,5 Sterne; 424 Bewertungen)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism.

The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character.(Summary from wikipedia)

(14 hr 59 min)

Chapters

I.I: The Period

6:49

Read by Michael Sirois

I.II: The Mail

14:53

Read by Kara Shallenberg

I.III: The Night Shadows

12:07

Read by Chip

I.IV: The Preparation

29:57

Read by Chip

I.V: The Wineshop

26:23

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

I.VI: The Shoemaker

23:42

Read by Jamey Osborne

II.I: Five Years Later

14:19

Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat

II.II: A Sight

17:55

Read by Chip

II.III: A Disappointment

36:14

Read by Chip

II.IV: Congratulatory

17:33

Read by Kara Shallenberg

II.V: The Jackal

14:30

Read by Chip

II.VI: Hundreds of People

26:20

Read by Tora

II.VII: Monseigneur in Town

22:40

Read by Kristin LeMoine

II.VIII: Monseigneur in the Country

13:37

Read by Chip

II.IX: The Gorgon's Head

27:44

Read by Nocturna

II.X: Two Promises

21:07

Read by Susan Denney

II.XI: A Companion Picture

7:53

Read by Kevin McAsh

II.XII: The Fellow of Delicacy

14:46

Read by Kevin McAsh

II.XIII: The Fellow of no Delicacy

18:18

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

II.XIV: The Honest Tradesman

24:56

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

II.XV: Knitting

26:16

Read by Betsie Bush

II.XVI: Still Knitting

30:34

Read by Kara Shallenberg

II.XVII: One Night

11:53

Read by Patrick

II.XVIII: Nine Days

16:57

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

II.XIX: An Opinion

21:09

Read by Chip

II.XX: A Plea

7:25

Read by KentF

II.XXI: Echoing Footsteps

26:18

Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat

II.XXII: The Sea Still Rises

13:01

Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat

II.XXIII: Fire Rises

19:51

Read by Peter Eastman

II.XXIV: Drawn to the Loadstone Rock

30:00

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.I: In Secret

26:31

Read by Marian Brown

III.II: The Grindstone

14:44

Read by Tora

III.III: The Shadow

12:44

Read by Patrick

III.IV: Calm in Storm

15:02

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.V: The Woodsawyer

16:43

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.VI: Triumph

17:29

Read by Nocturna

III.VII: A Knock at the Door

11:45

Read by Tora

III.VIII: A Hand at Cards

30:26

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.IX: The Game Made

27:45

Read by Tora

III.X: The Substance of the Shadow

35:49

Read by Michael Sirois

III.XI: Dusk

9:15

Read by Deborah Clark

III.XII: Darkness

19:30

Read by Deborah Clark

III.XIII: Fiftytwo

23:52

Read by Caroline Morse

III.XIV: The Knitting Done

28:16

Read by Moira Fogarty

III.XV: The Footsteps Die Out For Ever

14:37

Read by Michael Sirois

Bewertungen

A Tale of Two Cities

(5 Sterne)

One more book that truly deserves many stars, written by master writer Charles Dickens. I am ashamed to say that I never read it before in its printed form, and appreciate LibriVox's audio books even more for it. The work of the readers was great, no exceptions, as far as I am concerned. Everyone in his or hers own style gave depth and the appropriate degree of emotion to the portion they were reading, and some were truly magnificent. Thank you all of you readers, from an appreciative listener. Thank you, LibriVox.

to bad

(0,5 Sterne)

Its to bad, this sounds like a great book, and although I do recognize a few of the readers, and think they are good, I just can't stand multiple readers for one book. I feel one reader sets a feeling, and makes a character seem to be a certin way.

Superb Classic

(5 Sterne)

The book is wonderful as we’ve all come to expect the pen of Charles Dickens to produce. The reading was good. Only one or two chapters were read with some static interference and it was difficult to understand. 95% was read clearly and brilliantly, giving life and character to each word.

(2,5 Sterne)

This 8s 5e first time I have “read” this book...and upon learning the Charles Dickens was paid by the word...I understand d now why he repeated so many phrases and sentences. But being able to catch the essence of what .lives was like for those embroiled in the unrest of the French Revolution brings a whole new respect for the authors that recorded it. It is a very long read, and hard to follow at times, but well worth it in the end. Thank you to all the readers that enable others to hear these stories. May you continue to offer such a wonderful service

Superb Book, Passable Recording

(4 Sterne)

What I cared most about in this recording was that the first and last chapters were read well, as the first and last lines are so amazing and impactful. This recording satisfied that. Also, I didn't mind that the reading was from multiple people, but I was really frustrated by some of the readers poor pronunciations. The most frustrating were "Mon-senior" and "Cart-on." Besides that, most of the recordings were good, and I'm glad to have the chance to listen to one of my favorite books for free.

A Literary Masterpiece, Not Illustrated by This Execution

(3 Sterne)

I am forced to agree with the other reviews. While the story is long, it really grabs the imagination in the second half and the multiple readers, with differing enunciation for various words and names, seemed to muck things up a bit. Though each reader did a superb job, it is my opinion that a single reader would have been much more fluid

Another great story read

(4 Sterne)

This is another great reading from the volunteers of Librivox. I don't mind having different readers, though one was quiet and difficult to hear at times. I was unfamiliar with the story before this experience. I did not expect it to be such a dramatic tale, not realizing it is a fictional tale set during the French Revolution. I am very glad to now be familiar with this novel. It did drag out at points, but worth the time invested.

Well done reading of Dickens

(4 Sterne)

This Dickens classic is read by a wide variety of talented Librivox volunteers. Overall, the reading is very well done and they bring the book to life. When I read to myself, I tend to read quickly and skip. But being read to is a whole other experience - the depth of description and character development that Dickens builds into his novels shines through. Well worth the 15 hour commitment to hear the entire book.