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A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The 45-chapter novel was published in 31 weekly instalments in Dickens' new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. From April 1859 to November 1859, Dickens also republished the chapters as eight monthly sections in green covers. Dickens' previous novels had appeared only as monthly instalments. The first weekly instalment of A Tale of Two Cities ran in the first issue of All the Year Round on 30 April 1859. The last ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November.
A powerful book read by an expert reader. What a pleasure!
The narration is really good. Story is amazing too. Highly recommend listening to this book.
Paul Adams is an excellent reader
Very timely again in this turbulent political climate.. Paul Adams is superb!!!
Brilliant, so enjoyed the story and Paul Adams was fantastic!
Brilliant. Loved this book and the narrator Paul Adams. Hope I come across a narrative of his again. Great story. First time I've truly appreciated Charles Dickens talent for writing stories. Brilliant
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This is a wonderful book and the Paul Adams, the reader, is magnificent! You can tell that Paul loves this story too. He puts so much emotion into it. Great to listen to!
Why had nobody tried harder to get me to read (or listen to) Dickens before? Amazingly written. This is what readers talk about when they say they get lost in a book. I was immersed as the wine barrel broke open on the street, held my breath as the Bastille was stormed and couldn't wait for my next commute to hear the contents of the doctor's letter. I'll be listening to more Dickens shortly. To Paul Adams, thank you. Your reading was fantastic. A voice made for the story.
Wow this is hard. The narrator did a good job overall. His interpretation of this story was interesting. By the end of the book he was wonderful . This story is not like any of the other books Charles D has written. It must have been very trying to have lived in a world such as his. We are so very lucky today. Thank you.