Among the most talented and influential voices to grace the audiobook format, Shakespearean actor Frank Muller delivers an electric performance of a story that demands it. Urgency and tumult seem to bellow forth from the indefatigable Muller as he untangles the web of conflict that drives Dickens' historical epic. The French aristocracy’s self-satisfied arrogance is set in contrast with the outraged militance of the downtrodden peasantry. Muller gives a unique voice to each member of the warring classes while nevertheless betraying the selfish motives that bind them all. Dickens' competing lovers, the aristocratic Charles Darnay and his jealous doppelgänger, Sydney Carton, are by turn endowed with desperate passion and tender selflessness as they grapple with historical forces beyond their control.
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I tried, I really did, to listen to this classic. I read it many years ago in high school and thought I'd like to revisit it. The reader was very hard to understand - partly because of the way the thing is written.....long, windy sentences relating to things not of the immediate story. I realize Dickens isn't a feel good writer but this was just a downer.
It's such a wonderful insight into the people, the times, the motivations underlying the French Revolution.
The bitter-sweet ending...
Just another fabulous, can't recommend it enough offering from Dickens on Audible.
I had previously tried reading the book, but just couldn't get into it. So I thought I'd try listening to it instead. While this Frank Muller is much better than the previous version I tried listening to, I still haven't gotten through it and am not really sure what's going on. I'm an avid classics reader, but somehow this one just doesn't speak to me.
I loved the story and the history about the French Revolution. Also the main characters were fascinating people.
The ending was the most moving and memorable.
suspenseful, wordy, dark
The final escape sequence.
The ending was emotional and pulled at my heart strings.
What more is there for me to say. Read it at school, again when older but it was marvellous to have it read to me by such a marvellous narrator. Thank you for the opportunity.
The narration of Frank Muller was wonderful with French and English accents that brought the story to life.
The twists and turns the story takes at the end!
No... this was the first one, but I do have Great Expectations to listen to next.
The ending was so well read.
The narrator was superb. I'm not sure I could follow the Dickens' convoluted language reading my self.
His ability to do both men's and women's voice without sounding foolish
This is a great narration of a great book, however it was poorly recorded. The entire narration sounds like some someone talking in a barrel.
This is a classic that I find easy to enjoy. I personally think that, for me, to get to most out of this particular book, I need to maybe read rather than listen to it. The reason is that the stories get quite tangled and have a lot of intricate detail that I don't catch as much if I am listening while doing other things. Either way, I recommend it!
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