Excellently read with totally believable characters.brings Dickens to life with great authenticity.sorry it has ended.
A wonderful story that is unenriched by a masterful performance from Martin Jarvis. One of the best audiobooks I have heard.
"Brutal and gripping story brilliantly narrated"
I listened to this straight after listening to Pickwick Papers (another great reading by David Timson) and you would hardly believe they were both written by the same author. As well as being a great story it was also a great education as to how things were at that time and encouraged me to do more research of the period. I am so impressed by the amazing talent of Martin Jarvis. I've listened to him read, or I should say perform, Hard Times and Great Expectations and he really makes it an experience to remember. I just can't work out how he does it, surely he doesn't just sit down and read it off live...there must be overdubs and editing surely?!...it's brilliant anyway!
I love books. Love to hold them, feel and smell the pages so I thought I would not like audio books. I gave this a try because of a promotion and now I'm converted. This particular book came to life in the expert hands of the narrator who managed to 'play' so many characters successfully. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Martin Jarvis is the perfect reader for dickins - very funny but very moving- excellent
"Quite dull, wish I hadn't bothered"
Well perfermed. Some good description at times, and it finishes well, but the story is dull. I guess Dickens isn't my thing.
"A tour de force"
Martin Jarvis surely owns the world of audio books. This recording of The Tale of Two Cities is a tour de force. The narrative is clear, the reflective passages retained my interest and the exciting descriptions of revolution came to life vividly. His mastery of all the different voices and characters is astonishing. If it weren't for the fact that I am working my way through the classics I would go straight back to the beginning and start again.
Funny, intricate, Good & Bad Characters. And terribly sad. In short - Dickens!
"Oldies are good"
Only the second Dickens book I have read and it is another good read, stayed enthralled throughout, I highly recommend .
"A classic book"
loved it, good book to listen to while you work. recommended for a good listen over a week.