David Timson talks about Charles Dickens, much loved for his great contribution to classic English Literature. Listen to A Tale of Two Cities narrated by Anton Lesser.
"It was the best of times and the worst of times." In one of the most famous openings of any novel, Dickens masterfully presents the turmoil of the French Revolution, which is the backdrop for a novel of love, patience, hope, and self-sacrifice. This version is read by Anton Lesser, whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form has now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text. His singular characterizations led to him being chosen by Peter Ackroyd to play Dickens himself in the major TV account of the writer.
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I guess I misread the description and to me, the introduction was a total waste of time. A Tale of Two Cities is a book I have read several times previously and I was hoping listening to this would bring it more alive to me. It seemed a very superficial introduction
I didn't have a problem with David Timson's narration; I just have to be more careful in reading the description before purchasing and Timson book.
It wasn't the performance that was a problem for me; it was the content. There were a few excerpts quoted and the characters just didn't seem real.
I had read a lot about Dickens previously and the introduction did add a little (a very little) to what I already know.
A waste of money. Get the complete version of this novel, not the introduction.
- Karen B