Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 978-1400106363 $39.99 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1400156368 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Tantor Media
CD ISBN 978-1400136360 $79.99 Eleven CDs
Charles Dickens's classic of the French Revolution is expertly dramatized by Simon Vance. It's also a grand romance. Charles Darnay, the French émigré who relinquishes his title in disgust at the poverty wrought upon the peasants by the titled class, and Sydney Carton, the world-weary drunken London barrister, both love Lucie, the daughter of the unjustly imprisoned Dr. Alexandre Manette. Vance will have listeners weeping as Carton greets Madame Guillotine with some of the most famous lines in literature. Carton's depression and ultimate redemption are crystal clear; Madame Defarge, with her clicking knitting needles, takes on appropriate menace; and Jarvis Lorry, the reliable "man of business," loves Lucie as if she were his daughter. A.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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