Hard Times

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Alistair Maydon
  • 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hard Times - For These Times is the tenth novel by Charles DickensPublished in 1854, the story describes class conflict in Victorian England and serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution.Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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mediocre story brilliantly read

This is not Dicken's best, but it is so well read that is is a delightful experience nevertheless. On an oblique note, I think Mr Boundaby is the inspiration for the Monty Python sketch "the four yorkshiremen". I would recommend this book it as long as you are patient, and don't mind a bit of excessive pathos at the end.

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- Hazel

Hard Times not hard to understand.

I found it as interesting as the other Dickens stories and well read
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- Richard Boyle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB