Yes, indeed I am listening to it again straightaway. It's so nicely performed that I had to check if it was read out by really just one person (!) ... - Good work. Thanks
A wonderful story that is unenriched by a masterful performance from Martin Jarvis. One of the best audiobooks I have heard.
"A Jarvis of a Dickens"
Yes I would as I always pick up on the little things in life, the way things were done and tools and of course attitudes to some extent. Although this is the least favourite of Dickens's books I will still find there were things I missed first time round.
One of the first images of the old Doctor and how incarceration had affected him. It's so like the descriptions of how modern day ' house of horror ' type victims feel, I don't feel I should mention them by name but we all know who they are.
I did read this book many years ago but Martin Jarvis does a lovely job of voice acting as he does on any and all of the audio titles I have heard of his.He completely draws you in to the whole story be it character, atmosphere or action.
I find the whole book moves me which is why I find it the least of my favorite Dickens. I have to listen in segments as I am pretty sure the whole depiction is as near to a true one as actually happened regarding the political climate, poverty filth and squalor. The fictional characters are the vehicle that brings all to life.
Although fiction the whole atmosphere, is a dark a Dickens as you could find.There are sad, bad, difficult and downright squalid parts in all of the Maestro's works but for me this is the blackest.
"Slow book first then impossible to lay down"
Great work and very well performed. The pace was an issue for me at the beginning (felt too slow) but it was soon not a concern.
"Tale of two cities"
An excellent rendering of this famous tale, can be listened to over and over again, wonderful. Thoroughly recommend. Thsat's it.
"Excellently read. Brought the characters to life."
The story isn't one of my favourites but due to the readers talent it made the listen worth while. I purchased this as a Kindle book and chose the option to purchase the listen feature. I'm so glad I did.
"Why have I never read this before?"
exceptional story! wonderfully written, excellent narrative, audio book was essential but now I must read more Dickens!
Narrator was excellent, story was great. My first Charles dickens read. Just downloaded bleak house. Great!!!!! Thank you very much
"Great Story - Well narrated"
Have not read the print version
Martin Jarvis reads this very well....kept me wanting to listen to it continuously
"Pompous, over-rated, over-blown, convoluted"
Dickens - never. I keep trying and keep failing to enjoy a moment of his books.
Martin Jarvis - excellent narrator
I may be a knuckle-dragging philistine, but there are many better ways to spend a few hours.