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From all of the works by Charles Dickens, this one is by far my favorite. A Tale of Two Cities follows the story of Dr. Manette who was falsely imprisoned in Bastille for almost 20 years, during the French Revolution, and in order to rehabilitate from his imprisonment, he is sent to London as citizens in France are being taxed and starved to death. Eventually, with the help of his daughter, Lucie, Dr. Manette becomes well enough to practice medicine again. The story takes a twist when the two are asked to testify against the treason of Charles Darnay; and during the trial, both Darnay and another man fall in love with Lucie. The man that she ends up getting married to will need her to come to his aid to avoid execution.
In terms of classics, A Tale of Two Cities is a work of art in the English literary canon. Listening to or reading this text will give readers insight into the French Revolution, and Dickens vivid detail will make them feel like they were actually there. The decision to have Philippe Duquenoy narrate this book was a perfect call. He greatly compliments Dickens through his delightful accent, variety of voices for characters, and a clear narration style that makes it a pure joy to listen to and easy to follow along.
Overall, readers and listeners will be able to lose themselves in this captivating novel, getting drawn into the story until the very last page. A great story made even greater with Mr. Duquenoy’s narration.
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The actions of Therese Defarge were justified when looking at the backdrop of how the citizens where treated. Dickerson promotes this until the very when he has to get one up on the French.
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