Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.
Simon Callow, the multi-award-winning actor and theatre director, gives a spectacular and inimitable performance of one of Dickens' most iconic novels. In this recording of A Tale of Two Cities we are treated to an epic tale of war and social injustice. Simon Callow's long-standing love of the novelist's work and his extensive knowledge of the author shines through in his narration of this timeless classic.
Full of both satire and social analysis, Our Mutual Friend looks at what could happen in Victorian England when a fortune passes to a working-class couple. The audiobook will enchant the listener with its larger-than-life characters, its poignant depiction of social injustice and the singular seed of hope with which Dickens hints at the possibility of a better tomorrow.
Meera Syal, the writer and star of the show Goodness Gracious Me, brings her expert narration to this satirical look at the 19th-century social classes which was Dickens' final completed novel. This new recording of Our Mutual Friend also includes an exclusive introduction written and narrated Lucinda Hawksley, the biographer and lecturer who is also the great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.
This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.
Miriam Margolyes, BAFTA Awad-winning actress and a much-loved narrator among Audible members, narrates one of Dickens' most accomplished and critically acclaimed novels. First published in 1852, the book boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.