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A Tale of Two Cities

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(4,2 Sterne; 310 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

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

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

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

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

III.V: The Woodsawyer

16:43

Read by Andy Minter

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

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.

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.

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.

Mostly boring and confusing

(1,5 Sterne)

Last 4 chapters of book 3 and ending of book 1 were interesting and intense. The rest of it is super boring and hard to follow. I wound not want recommend this book to anyone despite its popularity.

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