Titel: Raise the Curtain - Circus of FoolsFormat: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. Bushido - The Path Of The Warrior 2. Walking The Fine Line 3. Visions Fade 4. Reinstate 5. Roll The Dice 6. The March Of The Puppets 7. Elysium 8. Halo Lights 9. Rome In F
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Exclusively from Audible 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 and to have no empathy, their lives completely devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination. Only after a series of crises does their father realise that the manner in which he raised his children has ruined their lives. Other characters include Sissy, the circus girl with love to spare who is deserted and adopted into the Gradgrind family, as well as the honest mill worker Stephen Blackpool and the bombastic mill owner Josiah Bounderby. The story is a vehement condemnation of industrialisation and its dehumanising effects on its workers and communities in mid-19th-century England. George Orwell praised Dickens and the novel for its ´generous anger.´ Concentrated and compressed in its narrative form, Hard Times is at once a fable, an audiobook of ideas, and a social story that seeks to engage directly and analytically with political issues. It may be one of Dickens´s shortest works but it is also one of his triumphs. One of eight children, Dickens came from a very poor family, with his father eventually being sent to debtor´s prison. At the age of 12, Dickens was forced to start work in a blacking factory in order to help clear the family debt. His troublesome childhood likely contributed to some of the novel´s ideas and lent him a sympathetic voice for the poor. Due to his vivid depictions of the poverty-stricken, ´Dickensian´ has ingrained itself in the English language, becoming the choice word to describe an unacceptable level of poverty. Narrator Biography Martin Jarvis is one of Britain´s most admired actors. His audiobook out... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000896/bk_bbcw_000896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally written for Dickens´ weekly magazine, Household Words, this short novel follows the fate of Sissy Jupe, a warm-hearted circus child, and the family that adopts her. Deserted by her ailing father, Sissy is taken into the cold household of the Gradgrind family, which operates a school. The ´´eminently practical´´ Thomas Gradgrind believes only in facts and figures and has raised his children accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative side of their nature. They grow up in ignorance of love and affection, of beauty and culture, or of empathy for others, and the consequences are devastating. Only after numerous crises does Thomas realize that his principles have corrupted their lives. Dickens´ satirical exposé of the Industrial Revolution condemns the utilitarianism that exploited the bodies, minds, and souls of the vulnerable labor class. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002078/bk_blak_002078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Coketown, England, wealthy retiree Thomas Gradgrind has founded a school based on his belief that life should be factual - not fanciful. Among his pupils are his children, Thomas and Louisa, who are raised on his teachings of rational self-interest and grow into loveless, despairing adults. As he bears witness to his children’s suffering, Gradgrind is forced to confront the dangers of his dispassionate, utilitarian philosophy. Published serially in 1854 and packed with page-turning cliff-hangers, Hard Times explores representatives of English society - the disappearing aristocracy, the growing middle class, indigent laborers, and nomadic circus people - as they navigate the ways of Victorian England during the Industrial Revolution. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as Hard Times, this edition of Hard Times (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Halverson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010632/bk_brll_010632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. Hard Times is a deeply moving story written in anger to strike a blow for the victims of the dehumanising processes of industry. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000726/bk_naxo_000726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When hardcore industrial rocker and Ministry supremo Al Jourgensen recruited Chris Connelly as a singer for the Revolting Cocks, the young Scottish lad could hardly have imagined the mayhem that was about to ensue. As an integral part of Jourgensen´s Mad Max-like mutant family of musicians, Connelly joined a drug-crazed travelling circus. Live shows were transformed into an ear-splitting redneck disco from hell, under the influence of a mind-boggling cocktail of every conceivable narcotic, with sleazy strippers and even reports of live cattle on stage. As well as Jourgensen and all the Wax Trax! crew, the book features cameo appearances by Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Jah Wobble, and Cabaret Voltaire. Despite the unrelenting chaos, both Ministry and the Revolting Cocks have been immensely successful; Connelly appeared on two US gold albums (The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste) and worked as songwriter on the million-plus selling platinum album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs. Connelly´s superbly written, funny, irreverent, and sometimes downright scary memoir is one of the finest portrayals of a man trapped in the eye of a post-punk industrial storm this side of Armageddon. Chris Connelly was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and now lives in Chicago where he has pursued a successful solo career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Connelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025226/bk_acx0_025226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin Classics presents the abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens’ a stark exposure of capitalist exploitation during the Industrial Revolution, as read by 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 by becoming 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pennington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000216/bk_pauk_000216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.