Hard Times - For These Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens
Published 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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hard times audio book
Brilliant ! I cannot understand the negative reviews for this , I have been listening in my car and not only is the recording ok but the narrator is wonderful the story is brought to life really well and it is very moving . For 5.95 you cant go wrong
A great read
I am disappointed - but only because I finished this book this morning!
The narrator was excellent allowing me to feel the emotional turmoil of the story from laughing out loud to feeling incredibly sad. I have been newly converted to Dickens and have been pleasantly surprised with how accessible and comical his writing is. I could relate to this particular Dickens novel better as it is set in the North of England and the narrator mastered the accents brilliantly and comically.
This book would make a good introduction to Dickens if you are not already familiar.
Having read other books by Dickens and enjoyed them, I found this one so teedious. You can certainly tell that he was paid by the word because he cannot make a straight point and will go to great lengths to avoid moving the storey along. Thanks god its over. This is a weak plot compared to Great Expectations and Oliver and just rambles on. Very good if you have insomnia.