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John Lee is a masterful narrator whose rich British voice is perfect to bring this classic novel to life. It would have been fabulous to have this technology available during my misspent youth. It would have offered a much deeper appreciation for the story and the language . I'm putting many books read by John Lee on my wish list now!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Few could be the comparisons of a more remarkable tale - and fewer still the comparisons of those able to tell it...
Of course, the story itself needs no defense - the genius of the author will forever stand upon its own merit. But, for those of the persuasion that this wonderful classic deserves the best of narrators, I must declare that I am of the unshakable opinion that John Lee is just the man. His performance is truly exhilarating - even addictive. The ease with which he flows through the French pronunciations, the many colorful individuals he personalizes and brings to life, his ability to freely switch between characters (not to mention his precision and accuracy of "staying true" to the dialect he invents for each of them!), as well as the intrinsic quality of his deep, strong voice, all barely begin to give a glimpse of the incredible talent of this narrator. To listen to this man tell this tale is to enjoy with the greatest of pleasure...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I've read other dickens novels. I knew nothing about this one in advance.
I learnt a great deal about the French Revolution. Wiki'd certain items to help me follow the story.
Very enjoyable, but sad story. So alien to the times we know now. A warning too, for how cruel revolutions are.
I wasn't keen on the narrator to start with, but I got used to him.