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A Tale of Two Cities

By: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
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Brought to you by Penguin.

This Penguin Classic is performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt, star of Green Wing, also known for his roles in The Madness of King George and Tomb Raider. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Richard Maxwell.

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

©1859 Charles Dickens (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Beautifully read classic Dickens.

Loved it as a child, cried at the film version as a young woman, marvelled at the complexity of the writing in middle age, and now a septuagenarian, love it again! So vivid, so raw, what brutality, compassion, degradation and love, it’s marvellous, but then Dickens is and remains powerfully extraordinary.

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One excellent act and two superfluous ones

An excellent final act tacked onto a long drawn out book that spends more time setting up the characters than having them do anything interesting.

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Excellent narrator

So beautifully read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
throughout. Read this years ago and decided to revisit - could not have been better presented

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Fantastic reading

Julian Rhind-Tutt is a five star reader. So many voices available but this version was a good choice.

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Exceptional!

Julian Rhind-Tutt reads this classic, bringing it to life! Unmissable. Worth every penny! Buy-it!

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Beautifully read

Perfect. A very movingly read book. C Dickens would be proud of you.

Thank you. A.C.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Julian Rhind- Tutt is a fantastic narrator and there were times when I thought other actors had begun to read the novel.

An enjoyable listen to a classic novel.

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