A Tale of Two Cities

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles Dickens

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: December 2010

Duration: 14 hours 17 minutes


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness...."

The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. Here, too, are all of Dickens's recurring themes -- imprisonment, injustice, and cataclysmic violence, resurrection and the renunciation that makes renewal possible.


  • Phil Grey

    Just when you think the 'masses' can take over and make it all better! Maybe not. This story has so many applications to our present day, although hopefully not as bloody. John Lee makes listening to this classic a delight. Right to the end. In fact, I had to listen to the last few minutes more than once. It was that good. Highly recommended.