With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.
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A classic, yes, and a good listen if you have the patience for the lengthy prose. But while the voice of the narrator has great resonance and he uses accents well, it is very low and often quiet, so you have to turn volume up quite loud to hear the quieter or more mumbled bits. With background noise in car, that means turning it up very load. And when he has gone back and inserted a rerecorded bit it can suddenly go loud. So great book, but perhaps see it you can find it narrated by another.
A Tale of Two Cities
Worth the money, been meaning to read this for ages, a great listen to walk the dog too!
easy voice to listen to.
Great book but difficult to listen too
Found the narrators voice very difficult to hear if listened to whilst driving.
Did enjoy book and will found some more CD but with a different narrator.