A Tale of Two Cities

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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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Customer Reviews

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I have read Tale of Two Cities as well as listened to audio versions of the book. My favorite telling was done by Frank Muller. I found this version quite by accident, just scrolling and "window shopping" if you will. I was drawn to the telłing immediately. Andrew Sachs reading is low key and relaxed. It is if he is inviting the narrator to join him in witnessing what he is reading. I strongly urge any who love reading Dickens to listen to Andrew Sachs reading of this great work. It is a good match.m
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- Scott F Feighner

Now I understand why this is a classic!

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

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Tale of Two Cities?

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.

What does Andrew Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His narration is perfect. Good voice characterizations, inflections, & tone.

Any additional comments?

Thank you, Audible! I doubt I would ever have read this book, but I loved listening & have since recommended it to others.

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- Louisiana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2015
  • Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited