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DICKENS, C.: Hard Times (Unabridged)

Hard Times is Dickens’s most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in the fictional Coketown, he examines the lives of working people, who are taught by the capitalists Gradgrind and Bounderby to think only of the facts of life and not to indulge in imagination. Gradgrind’s own children have been educated thus, and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only Sleary’s travelling circus company seems to offer any hope of humanity in Coketown. Hard Times is a deeply moving story written in anger to strike a blow for the victims of the dehumanising processes of industry.



Disc 1

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book 1: Sowing Chapter 1: The One Thing Needful 00:02:23
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Murdering The Innocents 00:06:31
3.   Play with flash player 'Very well,' said this gentleman… 00:06:18
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: A Loophole 00:06:24
5.   Play with flash player Thomas Gradgrind took no heed… 00:04:44
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Mr. Bounderby 00:09:19
7.   Play with flash player 'Bounderby,' said Mr. Gradgrind… 00:06:32
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: The Keynote 00:08:13
9.   Play with flash player 'Why are you tearing about the streets…' 00:04:32
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Sleary’s Horsemanship 00:04:38
11.   Play with flash player 'By your leaves, gentleman!'… 00:06:27
12.   Play with flash player 'Pray', said Mr. Gradgrind… 00:05:51
13.   Play with flash player 'Squire!' said Mr. Sleary… 00:06:42


Disc 2

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Be sure you know your own mind, Jupe,'… 00:05:35
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Mrs. Sparsit 00:07:17
3.   Play with flash player 'I'm not going to take him at once…' 00:07:54
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Never Wonder 00:06:13
5.   Play with flash player 'It's a great pity…' 00:06:35
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Sissy's Progress 00:08:13
7.   Play with flash player 'Did your father love her' 00:09:04
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: Stephen Blackpool 00:07:17
9.   Play with flash player 'Always a muddle'… 00:05:41
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: No Way Out 00:08:41
11.   Play with flash player In the strength of his misfortune… 00:04:59


Disc 3

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Stephen, subsiding into his quiet manner… 00:03:33
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: The Old Woman 00:07:53
3.   Play with flash player She was gone by and by… 00:03:41
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: Rachael 00:09:18
5.   Play with flash player Out of what mystery he came back… 00:08:47
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: The Great Manufacturer 00:06:08
7.   Play with flash player All this while, Louisa… 00:05:05
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: Father And Daughter 00:10:46
9.   Play with flash player Removing her eyes from him… 00:09:10
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: Husband and Wife 00:12:59


Disc 4

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book 2: Reaping Chapter 1: Effects In The Bank 00:05:02
2.   Play with flash player Mrs. Sparsit sat in her afternoon apartment… 00:06:38
3.   Play with flash player 'Has it been a busy day, Bitzer'… 00:09:04
4.   Play with flash player Here the visitor all unconscious… 00:05:27
5.   Play with flash player The inattention and indolence of his manner… 00:05:43
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Mr. James Harthouse 00:07:57
7.   Play with flash player They went out without further discourse… 00:06:20
8.   Play with flash player 'You are a singular politician…' 00:04:51
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: The Whelp 00:04:03
10.   Play with flash player 'That's the past tense, Tom,'… 00:06:56
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Men And Brothers 00:05:52
12.   Play with flash player The assembly was divided at this point. 00:04:48
13.   Play with flash player 'My brothers,' said Stephen… 00:05:22


Disc 5

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Thus easily did Stephen Blackpool fall… 00:03:19
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Men And Masters 00:07:20
3.   Play with flash player Stephen bent his head to the gentleman… 00:07:40
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Fading Away 00:08:03
5.   Play with flash player Age, especially when it strives… 00:06:53
6.   Play with flash player 'I have come to speak to you…' 00:06:10
7.   Play with flash player Stephen followed him out… 00:05:00
8.   Play with flash player It was but a hurried parting… 00:05:36
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Gunpowder 00:07:56
10.   Play with flash player It was among the leafy shadows… 00:06:07
11.   Play with flash player 'Mrs Bounderby,' said Harthouse… 00:08:34
12.   Play with flash player They walked on to the house… 00:07:20


Disc 6

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Explosion 00:06:37
2.   Play with flash player Bitzer knuckled his forehead again. 00:07:48
3.   Play with flash player It soon appeared that if Mrs. Sparsit… 00:06:33
4.   Play with flash player Long after Louisa had undressed… 00:06:44
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Hearing The Last Of It 00:05:17
6.   Play with flash player This again made the excellent woman vastly sentimental. 00:07:18
7.   Play with flash player She went with a heavy, hardened kind of sorrow… 00:06:23
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: Mrs. Sparsit's Staircase 00:04:49
9.   Play with flash player The same evening, Mrs. Sparsit… 00:04:53
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: Lower and Lower 00:06:23
11.   Play with flash player Next day, Saturday, Mrs. Sparsit sat… 00:08:15
12.   Play with flash player Mrs. Sparsit saw her out of the wood… 00:04:25


Disc 7

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: Down 00:04:24
2.   Play with flash player He moved, to support her with his arm. 00:05:03
3.   Play with flash player Book 3: Garnering Chapter 1: Another Thing Needful 00:05:10
4.   Play with flash player 'My dear, I have remained all night at my table…' 00:09:32
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Very Ridiculous 00:04:46
6.   Play with flash player It was impossible, even before dinner… 00:06:07
7.   Play with flash player 'Well! If it should unhappily appear…' 00:04:26
8.   Play with flash player If she had asserted any influence… 00:05:54
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Very Decided 00:04:49
10.   Play with flash player 'Well, ma'am,' said Bounderby… 00:04:56
11.   Play with flash player The blusterous Bounderby crimsoned… 00:07:50
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Lost 00:06:32
13.   Play with flash player 'Who is it', asked Louisa. 00:08:40


Disc 8

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Since his sheet - anchor had come home… 00:04:56
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Found 00:06:55
3.   Play with flash player The spectacle of a matron… 00:08:26
4.   Play with flash player 'I don't exactly know,'… 00:03:59
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: The Starlight 00:05:36
6.   Play with flash player The wide prospect, so beautiful… 00:08:03
7.   Play with flash player When all was ready… 00:08:27
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Whelp - Hunting 00:07:51
9.   Play with flash player The first thing they saw… 00:09:08


Disc 9

  Hard Times (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Mr. Gradgrind arrived within an hour… 00:07:45
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Philosophical 00:08:10
3.   Play with flash player The other three sat up at the inn all night… 00:06:38
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Final 00:07:24
5.   Play with flash player Here was Mr. Gradgrind on the same day… 00:05:13

Total Playing Time: 10:43:29






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0023

Barcode: 9781843794431

Release Date: 2011

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