I had a couple of long journeys, with not much else to do. Without this I doubt I would have finished this book. The first three quarters of the novel are hard going. However it completely redeems itself in the run to the finish. The final few hours of listening were a joy. Was it worth the slog? I think so, but only just......
The characters are so rich and unique, they must have seemed so real 100 years ago and they seem real to me today. Dickens has captured the essence of human existence that is not bound to time or place. Simon Vance gives an amazing performance with a different voice and accent for each character. Thank you Audible!!
I had not read this book since high school, but I remembered enjoying it then. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this classic again. The story and narration were great. Of course, this is a classic book, so expect more detailed descriptions and longer periods between action than you typically find in a modern book.
Simon Vance is one of the best Audible readers. He is good at bringing to life both the male and female voices without sounding too distracting.
I dont think anything.
Probably not. Would be leary.
The guy who read for Harry Potter books maybe, yet the story is..... well there is no story, just jumps around all over the place and you wonder what is this book supposed to be about??? What is the tale of each of two cities???
frustration, waste of time, waste of a credit
I never realized how utterly entertaining Charles Dickens is...the characters are so well developed and SUCH characters! I will be listening to this one many times.
The disgusting picture of the women knitting as they counted heads being chopped off. But the dramatic and exciting ending was the best.
i was looking forward to this book; very disappointed... I don't know why people give it such a high ratings. I only managed to get thought 30% before i gave up...