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  • The House of Seven Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Roslyn Alexander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The House of the Seven Gables is a fixture in Salem - and seemingly fixed in time. As the ancestral home of the Pyncheon family, its current mistress is Hepzibah Pyncheon, who has retreated behind a wall of false gentility. But into these dreary surroundings comes Phoebe, a country cousin whose youthful energy and sense of romance bring renewed life to the family.

    Rush2112 says: "Not for Me"
    "Not for Me"
    Overall

    I love Poe and Dickens but Hawthorne, not so much. I found it very hard to finish The House of Seven Gables. I love detail but I tend to lose interest when the author goes into detail about details that have little or nothing to do with the original detail. It drove me to distraction. I felt the characters were flat and that I never really got to know them.
    I thought the reader did an acceptable job.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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