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A Tale of Two Cities

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(4,448 Sterne; 656 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)


I.I: The Period


Read by Michael Sirois

I.II: The Mail


Read by Kara Shallenberg

I.III: The Night Shadows


Read by Chip

I.IV: The Preparation


Read by Chip

I.V: The Wineshop


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

I.VI: The Shoemaker


Read by Jamey Osborne

II.I: Five Years Later


Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat

II.II: A Sight


Read by Chip

II.III: A Disappointment


Read by Chip

II.IV: Congratulatory


Read by Kara Shallenberg

II.V: The Jackal


Read by Chip

II.VI: Hundreds of People


Read by Tora

II.VII: Monseigneur in Town


Read by Kristin LeMoine

II.VIII: Monseigneur in the Country


Read by Chip

II.IX: The Gorgon's Head


Read by Nocturna

II.X: Two Promises


Read by Susan Denney

II.XI: A Companion Picture


Read by Kevin McAsh

II.XII: The Fellow of Delicacy


Read by Kevin McAsh

II.XIII: The Fellow of no Delicacy


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

II.XIV: The Honest Tradesman


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

II.XV: Knitting


Read by Betsie Bush

II.XVI: Still Knitting


Read by Kara Shallenberg

II.XVII: One Night


Read by Patrick

II.XVIII: Nine Days


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

II.XIX: An Opinion


Read by Chip

II.XX: A Plea


Read by KentF

II.XXI: Echoing Footsteps


Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat

II.XXII: The Sea Still Rises


Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat

II.XXIII: Fire Rises


Read by Peter Eastman

II.XXIV: Drawn to the Loadstone Rock


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.I: In Secret


Read by Marian Brown

III.II: The Grindstone


Read by Tora

III.III: The Shadow


Read by Patrick

III.IV: Calm in Storm


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.V: The Woodsawyer


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.VI: Triumph


Read by Nocturna

III.VII: A Knock at the Door


Read by Tora

III.VIII: A Hand at Cards


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

III.IX: The Game Made


Read by Tora

III.X: The Substance of the Shadow


Read by Michael Sirois

III.XI: Dusk


Read by Deborah Clark

III.XII: Darkness


Read by Deborah Clark

III.XIII: Fiftytwo


Read by Caroline Morse

III.XIV: The Knitting Done


Read by Moira Fogarty

III.XV: The Footsteps Die Out For Ever


Read by Michael Sirois


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.

A Tale of Two (or More) Narrators

(4 Sterne)

The book is great, of course. Most of the narrators were good, some especially so. A couple left quite a bit lacking. I was very disappointed that in the pivotal scene at the end, the narrator read far too quickly and had poor pronunciation.

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.

A Tale of Two Cities

(5 Sterne)

The book is a timeless classic that has the power to hold the reader in attention and suspense like many of its contemporaries can do. The readings, for the most part, were done well. This Dickens novel is worth your attention. -N

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

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.

(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

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.