My first real classical listen was The Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas got me hooked on classics. Two Cities required my profound attention to follow. I found myself rewinding constantly. I listen while driving on highways.
To be clear I am not dissing the book. I gave it 5 stars across the board based strictly off the reputation. The narrator was excellent.The book went back. I would enjoy this book more in print than audio.
I am a New York musician, a New York native, and a passionate reader of fiction. Audible is helping me fill in some serious literary gaps.
I am a fairly well-read person, yet I'd managed to miss this cornerstone work for my entire life. I am very glad that I encountered it in the voice of Simon Vance. He is a superb reader, with a fine sense of timing and drama. I was riveted by the story and (I admit it) I wept at the end, sobbed like a baby. Maybe it was good that I waited so long to get to this great book!
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.
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...