This has been the most satisfying experience I've had with audio books so far. The others were good, but so far this has been the best.
The language is compelling and thought provoking. Dickens weaves an amazing story fleshing out all the characters to the fullest, arriving finally to a perfect finish.
I have not listened to Simon Vance before. The voice he gives to each character is perfect, well delivered, and perfectly timed. I'm sure to listen to him again.
The book surprised me. It's been quite a while since I've felt such a large variety of different emotions in a single book. Charles Dickens creates so believable a set of characters and situations that I found myself hoping and fearing for them often. Just fiction, but such a display of the human condition that I could identify with the many truths behind the fiction, and so felt real grief and hope and love.
the connectivity of characters
The escape and death of madame Defarge
A Tale Of Two Cities
Very nice reading of this great classic. I very much enjoyed listening to it.
Excellent classic with fun plot and interesting dramatization with a historical back drop.
The genius of Charles Dickens is, in my opinion, most poignantly evident in the mastery with which he weaves ornate tapestries of plotlines like colored thread and the majestic soul of the embroidered product. When reading Dickens, I feel as though I am watching the master draw forth here a thread of one color and there one of quite another that often seems discordant or at least out of place. However, as the inevitability and profound beauty of first the pattern, then the picture, and finally the panorama dawns, one cannot but help rejoicing in the author’s brilliant and steady hands.
As is true of all great artists, authors, and composers, it is not merely the technical prowess that is honored by posterity, for many may possess it, but rather the soul which it so faithfully preserves. The abilities of Dickens as a writer need not be mentioned, for they are plain enough. While it is easy to lose oneself in the delicate balance and aesthetic perfection of Dickens’ stories, the sooner one moves on from this revery and instead reflects upon the silent impact made in their own heart, the sooner they will begin knowing something about Charles Dickens.
This impact is unabashedly and undeniably of a spiritual, and primarily of a Christian nature. Convinced secular minds can certainly appreciate the literary talent but, by their very commitment to secularity, will remain unequal to the task of penetrating the most moving innermost themes in this and other novels by Dickens. Either these themes are vacuous drivel or eternal truths. This is no forum for philosophical debate but this is the crossroads all readers must navigate when reading authors of spiritual conviction.
This book, or shall I say, Charles Dickens himself is worthy of your time and attention. The wisdom he imparts, especially through the character of Sydney Carton, will forever change an open heart.
The story was intersting now and again. I did not like all the strange words in the book and the fact hat things were said over and over in different words. It causes youto loose the just of the story especially if you are not a fast reader.
It is never ending. The audio book made is seem interesting and it made it a faster read. The change in voice when different characters spoke helped in keeping ideas about characters together. Reading it on my own would have been list a long time ago.
At least we got the just of it amidst all the words - only due to the audio. Simon Vance did a wonderful job in making the story alive. Without the audio, I would not have finished the book.
Practice what you Preach
Very well written. Love the narrator's voice. It took me 300 years back so softly and without knowing I am deep drowned in the story.
Only if the price was right, free.
Sounded like the women's voices was a man.
yeah, I guess the classics are ones we like to say we have read but really don't enjoy reading them. Took me forever to even figure out what the story was about, if I even did.
Sure, at least one more. One boring book doesn't make all others boring as well... though if the next will be boring too.. then I guess Charles is out. About Simon.. won't be quite excited about it.. but if I want to read that book, the fact that he narrates it won't stop me.
It felt so unappealing story that.. better not say anything.
No. I already wrote too much for what this book is worth of..