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A Tale of Two Cities
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities begins with these famous words. On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the story follows Charles...
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities begins with these famous words. On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the story follows Charles...
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  • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities begins with these famous words. On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the story follows Charles Darney, a French aristocrat-turned-revolutionary, and Sydney Carton, a purposeless British lawyer in love with Darney's wife, Lucie. Sydney's love for Lucie inspires him to join the Revolution alongside his friend Darney, at a time when both France and England are experiencing tensions between the upper and lower classes.

    First released in 1859 via magazine installments A Tale of Two Cities, is ultimately the tale of Carton and Darney, London and Paris... A Tale of Two Men.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Anton Lesser reads Dickens's historical romance about a French-English family caught up in the French Revolution in a voice fraught with incipient emotion, acting out roles with intensity but without becoming tiresome. A one-man ensemble, he distinguishes characters clearly yet effortlessly, without crudely broad strokes. He renders moments of quiet emotion with delicacy, perhaps even more effectively than big emotions, though he gives rioting Parisians their due. He manages, almost without faltering, to keep the novel vivid and intimate, pressing it into the listener's heart and mind, though at times Dickens's sentimentality and melodrama are hard to take. This is as fine a performance as one can reasonably expect from a narrator. W.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2006 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine

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