• Hard Times

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-27-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 exposes the truth about Victorian "progress".
Public Domain (P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Captain Magic on 02-17-16

Only wish I'd spent my credit on a longer book.

The various character voices are fantastically distinctn Anton lesser seemlessly transforms his voice from character to character in a way that seems effortless. I shouldn't have to tell you that the story is, of course, a treasure and a pleasure - as Dickens always is.

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