After a really tedious beginning, the story delivers an amazing finish. Dickens delivers a powerful, timeless, message about good, evil, sacrifice, and horrific political choices.
Simon Vance does a great job narrating this wonderful book. The madness of crowds is scary, whether it's occupy Wall Street or the French Revolution.
One of my favorites of all time. I love Dickens, and TTC is Dickens at his best. All that said, the narration is like the rest of the immersion reads, mediocre, which would normally be okay, but such a book needs a good narrator.
read this in high school and have quoted the lines:: it was the best of times..... and.... it is a far far.... Listening to it again at 65 have it more meaning as life experiences along the way make the characters feeing so much mite real. at this age one can so much better understand. great book. everyone should have the experience of reading when young and then later in life!
I remember reading this in high school and being surprised by Dickens poetry. Yet it's taken me almost thirty years to return to the book. More than its famous opening and closing lines, the book asks important questions about who we are and what is justice. The narrator does a great job distinguishing all the different characters. I often lose track of Dickens bewildering, sprawling casts of characters, but odd not have that problem with this presentation.
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All I can say is wow, that was amazing! while Dickens is not the easiest read, it is worth it. Recommend book about the French revolution, the insanity before and after.