Hard Times

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser
  • 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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".


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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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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks