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DICKENS, C.: Tale of Two Cities (A) (Unabridged)

‘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. It is read by Anton Lesser whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form have now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text. His singular characterisations led to him being chosen by Peter Ackroyd to play Dickens himself in the major TV account of the writer. One of Dickens’s most popular novels. The only unabridged version on CD. Stunningly read by Anton Lesser.



Disc 1

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Book The First – Chapter 1 00:06:54
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:06:39
3.   Play with flash player The sound of a horse at a gallop… 00:06:21
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:04:58
5.   Play with flash player Tellson’s Bank had a run upon it in the mail 00:06:03
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:05:32
7.   Play with flash player Rounding his mouth and both his eyes… 00:04:40
8.   Play with flash player The likeness passed away… 00:03:26
9.   Play with flash player Mr Lorry opened his hands… 00:04:29
10.   Play with flash player After this odd description of his daily routine… 00:05:18
11.   Play with flash player As he said the words he looked down… 00:06:47
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:04:57
13.   Play with flash player Hunger. It was prevalent everywhere 00:05:28


Disc 2

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player This wine - shop keeper was a bull - necked… 00:04:46
2.   Play with flash player The three customers pulled off their hats… 00:05:17
3.   Play with flash player There was yet an upper staircase… 00:07:06
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:06:36
5.   Play with flash player Now that he had no work to hold… 00:05:20
6.   Play with flash player It happened, at length… 00:06:21
7.   Play with flash player She held him closer round the neck… 00:05:00
8.   Play with flash player In the submissive way of one long accustomed… 00:04:37
9.   Play with flash player Book The Second – Chapter 1 00:05:22
10.   Play with flash player Outside Tellson’s – never by any means in it… 00:04:57
11.   Play with flash player Here he addressed his wife once more… 00:04:33
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:04:52
13.   Play with flash player Making his way through the tainted crowd… 00:05:04
14.   Play with flash player ‘Silence in the court!’ 00:05:08


Disc 3

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:04:31
2.   Play with flash player When the Attorney - General ceased… 00:05:13
3.   Play with flash player The blue - flies buzzed again… 00:04:21
4.   Play with flash player In the midst of a profound stillness… 00:06:08
5.   Play with flash player Mr Attorney - General now signified to my Lord… 00:07:02
6.   Play with flash player There was much commiseration for her as she was removed… 00:04:39
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:04:41
8.   Play with flash player The friends of the acquitted prisoner had dispersed… 00:05:28
9.   Play with flash player ‘Now your dinner is done,’… 00:05:26
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:06:47
11.   Play with flash player Two or three times, the matter in hand… 00:07:15
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:05:43
13.   Play with flash player There were three rooms on a floor… 00:05:35
14.   Play with flash player ‘As we happen to be alone for the moment…’ 00:06:00


Disc 4

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Miss Pross was a pleasant sight… 00:05:48
2.   Play with flash player The floor was examined very carefully… 00:06:35
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:04:19
4.   Play with flash player A sumptuous man was the Farmer - General 00:05:43
5.   Play with flash player The exquisite gentlemen of the finest breeding… 00:05:32
6.   Play with flash player At last, swooping at a street corner… 00:06:43
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:05:55
8.   Play with flash player ‘What was he like’ 00:06:26
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:05:49
10.   Play with flash player When coffee had been served… 00:05:36
11.   Play with flash player ‘Repression is the only lasting philosophy…’ 00:05:46
12.   Play with flash player The ringing of the bell… 00:05:17
13.   Play with flash player The fountain in the village flowed unseen… 00:05:19


Disc 5

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:05:08
2.   Play with flash player ‘I have had the happiness, Doctor Manette…’ 00:05:00
3.   Play with flash player Her father sat silent… 00:05:16
4.   Play with flash player Her father considered a little before he answered… 00:05:22
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:03:35
6.   Play with flash player Sydney drank a bumper of the punch he had made… 00:04:25
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:04:07
8.   Play with flash player ‘Oh dear me!’ cried Mr Lorry… 00:06:18
9.   Play with flash player ‘Well, Mr Stryver…’ 00:05:34
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:05:33
11.   Play with flash player I wish you to know… 00:06:24
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:04:19
13.   Play with flash player At length, a person better informed… 00:04:23


Disc 6

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Mr Cruncher did not assist at the closing sports… 00:04:59
2.   Play with flash player Mr Cruncher beguiled the earlier watches… 00:05:18
3.   Play with flash player From his oppressed slumber, Young Jerry… 00:04:21
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:05:15
5.   Play with flash player Defarge closed the door carefully… 00:05:41
6.   Play with flash player Defarge and the three glanced darkly at one another 00:04:33
7.   Play with flash player The mender of roads looked… 00:04:38
8.   Play with flash player Nothing more was said… 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:05:36
10.   Play with flash player The night was hot… 00:05:38
11.   Play with flash player A figure entering at the door… 00:05:38
12.   Play with flash player As the keeper of the wine - shop entered… 00:05:09
13.   Play with flash player Madame Defarge knitted steadily… 00:05:02


Disc 7

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:03:49
2.   Play with flash player It was the first time… 00:04:22
3.   Play with flash player His collected and calm manner… 00:03:56
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 18 00:05:07
5.   Play with flash player It was a hard parting… 00:04:22
6.   Play with flash player Two things at once impressed themselves on Mr Lorry… 00:05:29
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 19 00:04:43
8.   Play with flash player Mr Lorry saw that they understood one another… 00:04:17
9.   Play with flash player Doctor Manette sat meditating… 00:06:56
10.   Play with flash player The Doctor shaded his forehead with his hand… 00:04:49
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 20 00:04:55
12.   Play with flash player When he was gone… 00:03:42
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 21 00:04:49
14.   Play with flash player Mr Stryver shouldered his way through the law… 00:03:26


Disc 8

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player On a night in mid - July… 00:05:27
2.   Play with flash player With a roar that sounded… 00:05:12
3.   Play with flash player Through gloomy vaults… 00:04:01
4.   Play with flash player In the howling universe of passion… 00:04:01
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 22 00:04:30
6.   Play with flash player The men were terrible… 00:04:11
7.   Play with flash player ‘Bring him out! Bring him to the lamp!’ 00:04:03
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 23 00:06:33
9.   Play with flash player As the road - mender plied his dusty labour… 00:06:08
10.   Play with flash player As the rider rattled down the hill… 00:04:41
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 24 00:04:44
12.   Play with flash player ‘My dear Charles,’ said Mr Lorry 00:04:56
13.   Play with flash player It was too much the way of Monseigneur… 00:06:20
14.   Play with flash player Mr Lorry and Charles Darnay were left alone… 00:06:28
15.   Play with flash player With this uneasiness half stifled… 00:05:54


Disc 9

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Book the Third – Chapter 1 00:05:44
2.   Play with flash player He stopped in the act of swinging himself out of his saddle… 00:05:21
3.   Play with flash player When he had sat in his saddle some half - hour… 00:05:16
4.   Play with flash player Charles Darnay felt it hopeless to entreat him further… 00:05:39
5.   Play with flash player It struck him motionless 00:05:08
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:04:45
7.   Play with flash player Soon afterwards, the bell at the great gate sounded… 00:04:46
8.   Play with flash player The grindstone had a double handle… 00:05:49
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:06:07
10.   Play with flash player Defarge looked gloomily at his wife… 00:05:10
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:05:52
12.   Play with flash player This new life of the Doctor’s was an anxious life… 00:07:04
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:07:39


Disc 10

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player These occupations brought her round… 00:04:46
2.   Play with flash player A footstep in the snow 00:03:08
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:04:45
4.   Play with flash player ‘Charles Evremonde, called Darnay!’ 00:05:29
5.   Play with flash player All the voices were in the prisoner’s favour… 00:05:25
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:06:06
7.   Play with flash player Mr Cruncher, in an access of loyalty… 00:05:46
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:05:15
9.   Play with flash player Miss Pross only shook her head… 00:05:48
10.   Play with flash player Carton’s negligent recklessness of manner… 00:03:57
11.   Play with flash player Mr Lorry’s business eye read in the speaker’s face… 00:04:22
12.   Play with flash player It was a poorer hand than he suspected… 00:03:53
13.   Play with flash player While he was at a loss… 00:04:33
14.   Play with flash player Sydney Carton, who, with Mr Lorry… 00:03:51
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:05:26
16.   Play with flash player Mr Cruncher knuckled his forehead… 00:04:52


Disc 11

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player ‘Yours is a long life to look back upon, sir’ 00:05:06
2.   Play with flash player As the grinning little man held out the pipe… 00:05:05
3.   Play with flash player Now, that the streets were quiet… 00:03:55
4.   Play with flash player Every eye then turned to the five judges… 00:05:08
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:05:27
6.   Play with flash player ‘The patient was a woman of great beauty…’ 00:04:56
7.   Play with flash player ‘On some hay on the ground…’ 00:05:29
8.   Play with flash player ‘Nothing human could have held life in the boy…’ 00:06:17
9.   Play with flash player ‘She lingered for a week.’ 00:05:41
10.   Play with flash player ‘She was a good, compassionate lady…’ 00:05:51
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:04:06
12.   Play with flash player When they arrived at the gateway… 00:05:01
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:03:53
14.   Play with flash player Carton followed the lines and words of his paper… 00:04:20
15.   Play with flash player Both her hearers derived a horrible enjoyment… 00:05:06


Disc 12

  A Tale of Two Cities
1.   Play with flash player Carton stooped to pick up the coat… 00:06:48
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:05:17
3.   Play with flash player When he lay down on his straw bed… 00:03:56
4.   Play with flash player The door was quickly opened and closed… 00:04:31
5.   Play with flash player As if his memory were impaired… 00:05:11
6.   Play with flash player As he stood by the wall in a dim corner… 00:04:34
7.   Play with flash player It is Jarvis Lorry who has replied… 00:04:35
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:05:10
9.   Play with flash player The question was addressed to the wood - sawyer… 00:04:46
10.   Play with flash player Now, when the journey of the travelling coach… 00:05:25
11.   Play with flash player Mr Cruncher was so bewildered… 00:04:51
12.   Play with flash player Madame Defarge was not likely to follow… 00:04:18
13.   Play with flash player In the first fright and horror of her situation… 00:03:15
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:05:32
15.   Play with flash player The clocks are on the stroke of three… 00:05:37
16.   Play with flash player She kisses his lips… 00:04:37

Total Playing Time: 14:40:04






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NAX35912

Barcode: 9789626343593

Release Date: 09/2005

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