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Publisher Description

Penguin Classics presents Hard Times, Charles Dickens's stark exposé of capitalist exploitation during the industrial revolution, now adapted for downloadable audiobook. Read by the actor Michael Pennington.

Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.

Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
MP
Michael Pennington
LENGTH
02:52
hr min
RELEASED
2012
February 2
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
91.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Sophie161091 ,

Don't waste your money

Only the first six chapters and wasn't even the same version as my hard copy so won't be using and apple won't respond to my complaint!!

ashpashii ,

Rip off!

It does not clearly say that this audiobook only includes the first 6 chapters! I feel I have been ripped off!

Jodieee19941994 ,

Do not buy

This is a complete rip off doesn't clearly state it's only 6 chapters, dishonest audio book

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