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Tale of Two Cities (version 3)

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In "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, readers are transported to the tumultuous time of the French Revolution. The story follows the lives of characters in both London and Paris, showcasing the stark contrast between the two cities during this period of history.

Dickens' expert storytelling weaves together themes of sacrifice, love, and redemption, as well as the brutality and violence of the French Revolution. The intricate plot explores the connections between individuals living in vastly different circumstances, highlighting the impact of social inequality and political unrest.

The character development in this novel is exceptional, with complex and multi-dimensional characters that resonate with readers long after the final page. From the selfless sacrifice of Sydney Carton to the passionate love of Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette, each character adds depth and richness to the narrative.

Overall, "A Tale of Two Cities" is a powerful and poignant novel that captures the essence of a turbulent time in history. Dickens' masterful prose, vivid imagery, and compelling storytelling make this a classic that continues to captivate readers today.

Book Description:
A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. 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. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The 45-chapter novel was published in 31 weekly instalments in Dickens' new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. From April 1859 to November 1859, Dickens also republished the chapters as eight monthly sections in green covers. Dickens' previous novels had appeared only as monthly instalments. The first weekly instalment of A Tale of Two Cities ran in the first issue of All the Year Round on 30 April 1859. The last ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 24 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 28, 2021
Subject: question
I can find ebook of this book.
Reviewer: - November 17, 2020
Subject: Review
Great book. Exceptional narration by Paul Adams. I will definitely search for other books read by him.
Reviewer: - October 27, 2019
Subject: Review
A powerful book read by an expert reader. What a pleasure!
Reviewer: - February 13, 2019
Subject: 5 stars
The narration is really good. Story is amazing too. Highly recommend listening to this book.
Reviewer: - May 26, 2018
Subject: Review
Paul Adams is an excellent reader
Reviewer: - October 21, 2017
Subject: Tale of Two Cities
Very timely again in this turbulent political climate.. Paul Adams is superb!!!
Reviewer: - February 11, 2017
Brilliant, so enjoyed the story and Paul Adams was fantastic!
Reviewer: - November 29, 2016
Subject: Review
Brilliant. Loved this book and the narrator Paul Adams. Hope I come across a narrative of his again. Great story. First time I've truly appreciated Charles Dickens talent for writing stories. Brilliant
Reviewer: - September 29, 2015
this was cool
Reviewer: - May 1, 2015
Subject: Review
This is a wonderful book and the Paul Adams, the reader, is magnificent! You can tell that Paul loves this story too. He puts so much emotion into it. Great to listen to!
Reviewer: - January 12, 2015
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Wow this is hard. The narrator did a good job overall. His interpretation of this story was interesting. By the end of the book he was wonderful . This story is not like any of the other books Charles D has written. It must have been very trying to have lived in a world such as his. We are so very lucky today. Thank you.
Reviewer: - October 31, 2014
Subject: Wonderful
The only thing better than a wonderful story is a wonderful story read by a fabulous reader.
Reviewer: - June 2, 2014
Subject: thank you
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your readings.
Reviewer: - May 10, 2014
Subject: A Tale of Two Cities
Love the way he puts emphasis on certain words that can be very easy to read over. It makes homework reading somewhat fun and interesting.
Reviewer: - April 11, 2014
Great book and great reader! I really enjoyed it all.
Reviewer: - January 9, 2014
Subject: Amazing voice
The way he puts more emotion into the reading makes me feel excited and suspicious. Amazing!
Reviewer: - November 7, 2013
I'm quickly becoming a Charles Dickens fan. This book is no exception although it took a while to get into it and like most Dickens books, there is such an array of characters that are introduced, I found myself Googling the character list to figure out who was who. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that it took me half the book before I "really" started enjoying it. If I divided the book in two, the first half would be 4 stars and the second half would be 5.
Reviewer: - October 28, 2013
Subject: A Tale of Two Cities.
Loved Paul Adam's narration, no yawning going on here! Thank you.
Reviewer: - September 11, 2013
Subject: A tale of two cities
This was my first audio book. The combination of the writing (it made me laugh out loud and almost brought me to tears) plus Paul Adams' reading made it a fabulous experience. Thoroughly recommended.
Reviewer: - August 11, 2013
I had to stop listening about 1/4 through this book - I just couldn't listen to the reader any longer. Every word spoken is sooo dramatic - way too dramatic...
Reviewer: - March 5, 2013
Great book. The book has a great plot.
Reviewer: - February 15, 2013
Very good.
Reviewer: - January 6, 2013
Subject: Very well done
I've listened to this book over and over again. It is of course a great story. I listen so many times primarily because Paul Adams does the best reading of a book that I have ever heard. He is able to create a one man verbal dramatic performance. He injects nuance into every word and intention into every sentence. Not one stumble, hesitation or mispronunciation. I can only hope Paul Adams lends his talents to a new classic book project very soon. I would gladly listen as he reads the phone book.
Reviewer: - December 11, 2012
Great book so far

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