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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
In this staple of classic literature, Charles Dickens tells the tale of fueding classes set at the inception and escalation of the French Revolution. Amidst the upheaval, righteous former aristocrat Charles Darnay becomes wrongly tangled in unfortunate events, endangering his freedom and family. Sidney Carton, a cynical lawyer who squandered his life away, seeks to redress his unhappiness through Darnay's beautiful wife, Lucie. This seminal story of love, chaos, and redemption is expertly read by Jon Smith, who infuses excitement using a variety of voices. Revisit a favorite or fill in a literary gap with the timeless A Tale of Two Cities.
Public Domain (P)2012 Phoenix Books
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By Linda on 02-25-12

A Great Classic Performed With Perfection

What did you love best about A Tale of Two Cities?

The best thing about A Tale of Two Cities is everything -- the characters, the plot, the exceptional writing, and the emotional pull of nearly every sentence.

Which character – as performed by Jon Smith – was your favorite?

All the characters came alive. My favorites are Jarvis Lorry and Sydney Carton.

Any additional comments?

I've read this story several times and always discover new feelings and images, but Jon Smith has made it far better with this excellent performance. I would recommend any audiobook read by him.

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By Haik on 02-17-12

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Would you listen to A Tale of Two Cities again? Why?

This books grabs you from the first sentence to the very last: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (first sentence) and It is a better thing that I do than I have ever done (almost the last). Everything word, every sentence, is perefectly placed. The narrator, Jon Smith, is excellent.

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By Fiona on 04-14-12

Invest your money elsewhere!

Feel bad about giving a bad review but I had to give up on this reading, it made tough work of a great story. I was so glad I did not give up on the book, I downloaded another version.

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By Amazon Customer on 10-16-12

Two Cities audible

I downloaded this audible book in order to pass the time on a long trip, but was unfortunately unable to get through more than half of the first part. The narration was very difficult to listen to, sounding as though it had been recorded in single lines and then stitched together. Along with this were frequent miss-pronunciations and a total disregard for punctuation. I,m afraid it flowed about as well as a text to speech translation. I would certainly have gone for a librivox version had I known what this one sounded like. Patrick

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By AMY on 10-27-15

Don't like Jon Smith's reading style

Could only get through a few chapters. the narrator made it quite hard to follow.

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