"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done...."
With these words and a superb act of bravery and sacrifice, one of the most badly behaved heroes of all time ends Charles Dickens' great tale of the French Revolution.
This is a firework display of a book, a crackling picture of the ravages and excesses of starving, furious men and the astonishing acts of heroism that usually accompany them.
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One of the best
- Scott F Feighner
Now I understand why this is a classic!
The riveting story, & how much I learned about the French Revolution. I never thought I'd enjoy this because I've found Dickens so wordy, but once my ear became attuned to the cadence, I found it easy to listen to & couldn't wait to get back to the story to find out what happened to everyone.
The realization of how horribly violent the uprising was against the nobility in France. I've always liked history & was a French major, so you'd think I would have "gotten" this concept years ago. This book changed how I understand the French Revolution, why the have-nots were so angry.
His narration is perfect. Good voice characterizations, inflections, & tone.
Thank you, Audible! I doubt I would ever have read this book, but I loved listening & have since recommended it to others.