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A Tale of Two Cities

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(4,4 Sterne; 1521 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 (1969-2023)

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 (1969-2023)

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 (1969-2023)

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


Great novel, mixed reading

(4 Sterne)

The story is every bit as good as I had always heard. Most of the readers are good, and none terrible. One thing I fail to understand, though, is how some readers consistently mispronounce words. I understand that they are volunteers, and not everyone could do as well as even the mediocre readers, but I wish every one who records a book or chapter would read each section through at least once before recording and look up the correct pronunciation for any words that aren't familiar. Still, to those reviewers who complained about there being so many different readers, yes, it's distracting and sometimes disappointing--but where do you expect Librivox to find enough people who will volunteer to read 800 pages out loud, let alone do it like a practiced professional?

(5 Sterne)

Most of the readers did well but if I had had my way Andy Minter would have read the whole book. He was excellent. His reading made the scenes he read come alive for the listener.

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.

(4 Sterne)

male readers sound much better than the female for this particular story but grateful anyway. They ARE VOLUNTEERS. I thank them ALL. MUCH APPRECIATED

(3 Sterne)

A few of the readers were very poor: mispronounced words, overly emotional. I do prefer single reader texts.

Great book

(4 Sterne)

slightly confusing having different accents for different chapters.

(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

Fascinating glimpse of the French Revolution

(4 Sterne)

I found the story quite gripping in places, though in others far too long winded for this era. Wonderful descriptive passages gave a feel of 'being there'. As a book I would have become bored, but in audio I was rewarded for my patience. Most of the Readers were very good, bar one too fast, one too over emphasized and one too breathy - for my taste. That said, 'I take my hat off' to them all for giving their time freely.