We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Showing results for 

Hard Times

1-20of70results Previous 1 2 3 4 Next
Sort by
  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl | Timothy Egan

    The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1934)
    Performance
    (1274)
    Story
    (1289)

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    Laurie says: "more than grapes of wrath"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (56)

    One of Dicken’s best works appraising English society. Highlights the social and economic pressures of the times. A masterwork.

    David A. Jones says: "A somewhat dreary story"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Hard Times is Dickens's most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in 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 so educated and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only the travelling circus company of Sleary seems to offer any hope of humanity in Coketown.

    Bonny says: "Very glad I kept going!"
  • Doing Hard Time: Stone Barrington, Book 27 | Stuart Woods

    Doing Hard Time: Stone Barrington, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (307)

    When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force - with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally…a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law.

    k. says: "Done With Stone..."
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Despite the title, Dickens's portrayal of early industrial society is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom without love; of Sissy, the circus girl with love to spare who is deserted and adopted into their family; and of the honest mill worker Stephen Blackpool and the bombastic mill owner Josiah Bounderby.

    Jefferson says: "A Classic: Head vs. Heart in an Industrial Hell"
  • Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times | Jennifer Worth

    Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3563)
    Performance
    (3200)
    Story
    (3209)

    At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

    Kathy says: "This is one I didn't want to put down!"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Hard Times, set in 19th century England, explores the moral and social thinking of the time. The rise of self-interest and the climb to the top has forced people to dehumanize themselves, and be more like the machines that run their daily lives. The Gradgrind family learns all too well the effects of social status on the soul as the family patriarch masks his own selfish interests in charitable donations and funding of schools.

  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (36)

    Hard Times is Dickens' scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy. And Thomas Gradgrind is one of his most richly dimensional, memorable characters. Filled with the details and wonders of small-town life, Hard Times is also a daring novel of ideas---and ultimately a celebration of love, hope, and the limitless possibilities of the imagination.

    connie says: "great satire on educational system"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In the spare, no-nonsense Gradgrind household, Tom and Louisa are raised according to their father's unyielding guiding philosophy: facts - nothing but facts. But while a ban on imagination is mere policy for the Gradgrind children, lack of whimsy is a necessary survival skill in Coketown, the grimy and grim working-class burg devoted to nothing but the relentless advance of industry...

    Darwin8u says: "Good Samaritan was indeed a bad economist"
  • Hard Times (Dramatised) | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson, Tom Baker, David` Holt
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In the polluted and poverty-ridden Coketown, Louisa and Tom Gradgrind endure a cold and loveless childhood at the hands of their self-satisfied and unimaginative father, Thomas. Starved of affection, Louisa is forced into a miserable marriage with the self-made industrialist Josiah Bounderby, 30 years her senior, whilst Tom descends into a secret life of theft. Into such squalor and misery comes generous and spirited Sissy Jupe, a child of the circus whose ailing father, Sleary, has deserted her.

  • How to Prosper in Hard Times | Napoleon Hill

    How to Prosper in Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Joel Fotinos
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    How to Prosper in Hard Times is an easy-to-use, one-of-a-kind volume, combining inspirational advice on attracting prosperity, dealing with hardship, and keeping a positive attitude no matter what. A necessary handbook for our era, this audio is filled with ageless wisdom that resonates as strongly today as when it was first written. Here are the time-tested principles that will help you tap inner reserves you never knew you had.

    Stephen says: "Not what I was expecting at all!"
  • Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel | Sara Paretsky

    Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Jean Smart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    What secrets hide behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry? V.I. Warshawski is about to find out. Her friend, reporter Murray Ryerson, has just landed a plum job as host of a Global Entertainment network television show. On her way home from the party celebrating the event, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act exposes dark truths, and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game she can only win by staying alive.

    Ron says: "Excellence Marred By Poor Technology"
  • Welcome to Hard Times: A Novel | E. L. Doctorow

    Welcome to Hard Times: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By E. L. Doctorow
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. The de facto mayor, Blue, takes in two survivors of the carnage - a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakably - and makes them his provisional family.

    Jean says: "A lesson in moral and civic responsiblity"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Alistair Maydon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    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.

    Hazel says: "mediocre story brilliantly read"
  • Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times or Close Down and Move On | Ralph Warner,Bethany K. Laurence

    Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times or Close Down and Move On

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ralph Warner, Bethany K. Laurence
    • Narrated By Scott Slocum
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Small businesses are vulnerable in tough economic times. Undercapitalized and with little experience coping with the legal and practical issues that come up during recession, many businesses fail as their profit margins drop and clients pay late - if at all. Save Your Small Business, written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges and economic downturns, provides 10 no-nonsense strategies designed to protect personal assets from creditors and survive the recession.

  • The Novels of Charles Dickens: An Introduction by David Timson to Hard Times | David Timson

    The Novels of Charles Dickens: An Introduction by David Timson to Hard Times

    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By David Timson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    David Timson talks about Charles Dickens, much loved for his great contribution to classic English Literature.

  • Hard Times, Hot Wife: How My Wife Became an Adult Film Entertainer.... | Gustav Jorgenson

    Hard Times, Hot Wife: How My Wife Became an Adult Film Entertainer....

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Gustav Jorgenson
    • Narrated By Catherine Carter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Alvin and his wife Michelle are both out of work and in fear of losing their home when they bump into some of Michelle's guy friends at the college reunion. It turns out that Brad and a couple of his frat brothers have gotten into the adult film industry and they make Michelle an offer she can't refuse. Alvin knows the mortgage needs to get paid, but he doesn't fully trust his wife's motives as he signs the contract. Is she really only doing this for the money, or is there something going on between her and Brad?

    Ranger01 says: "An excellent story, great value"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Self-made cotton mill owner and braggart Josiah Bounderby marries Thomas Gradgrind's daughter, Louisa. He later accuses a dismissed laborer of stealing from his bank, but the culprit's identity is revealed as a surprise to everyone! This Dickens tale, about the pratfalls of utilitarianism and the gifts of joy and love, is an underappreciated classic.

  • Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward | Bob Halloran

    Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Bob Halloran
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    "Irish" Micky Ward grew up in the 1970s and ’80s as a tough kid from Lowell, Massachusetts - a town where boxers were once bred as a means of survival. A hard worker who overcame bad luck, bad management, and chronic pain in his hands, he avoided the pitfall of poverty and dead-end work that plagued Lowell to become a Golden Gloves junior welterweight. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and was forever known by his opponents and spectators as the underdog.

    Paul says: "Great Listen!!"
  • Finding God in the Hard Times: Choosing to Trust and Hope When You Can't See the Way | Matt Redman,Beth Redman

    Finding God in the Hard Times: Choosing to Trust and Hope When You Can't See the Way

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Matt Redman, Beth Redman
    • Narrated By Reed Walker
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    Come rain or shine, hardship or ease, confusion or clarity, worship is always a choice. But what does it look like when worship meets suffering? How can God be good when it seems the world is collapsing around you? In this inspiring audiobook, Matt and Beth Redman draw on their experiences to explore how to offer praise even in the face of hardship and pain. Focusing on the psalms, they reveal how difficult or tragic circumstances and the choices you make can propel you toward God or away from him.

1-20of70results Previous 1 2 3 4 Next