Extended Audio Sample

Download Hard Times Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

In this, Dickens' most openly political novel, we discover the terrible human consequences of a ruthlessly materialistic philosophy in the lives of Thomas Gradgrind's family, brought up to believe that only Facts! Facts! Facts! have any meaning. Set in Coketown, a typical Lancashire milltown, the novel graphically exposesd the truth about Victorian progress. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mmars | 2/13/2014

    " The Penguin preface/introduction do a wonderful job of preparing the reader for reading this book. I was able to be patient with the first two-thirds of the book in which the characters and their daily lives (think Jane Austen) are presented. Actually, at times it felt like a soap opera in which there was much intersecting and weaving and nothing really seemed to happen. But, like a good movie, everything comes together in the end. Definitely not the place to start with Dickens(I think Oliver Twist should be taught in schools rather than Great Expections) but a not-to-be missed read if you classics with marvelous character sketches and a window into the lives of ordinary people who happen to wind up in extraordinary situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mahmoud Nouh | 2/9/2014

    " one of dickens best novels getting in the dark mood of England during the first revolution where coal covered everything even some humans spirits "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Emett | 2/2/2014

    " Though I planned to read this eventually, I am starting earlier than planned for I have to read this for one of my college courses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 1/26/2014

    " Any other freaks out there who giggle like a child as they read Dickens? I find his humor outstanding and his stamina for writing equal to that of Alexandre Dumas (both were socially conscious and generous men as well). I don't love this book as well as Great Expectations, and it has a bit of an awkward start, but I have found my pace with Dickens and I regret that a high school teacher made us read A Tale of Two Cities too early to appreciate him, and, sadly, turn me away from his novels. I have returned to him, and I truly appreciate his humor, characters, poignant observations, and concern for humanity. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations