The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, magnum opus, tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth two years after separation from her husband and is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her breast as punishment for her adultery. She resists all attempts of the 17th century Boston clergy to make her reveal the name of her child’s father while she struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.
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I think I would have enjoyed this audiobook more if I had purchased a different version. I wasn't very impressed with the narrator, whose voice was often inexpressive. The language was so beautiful and eloquent, but the narration seemed very amateurish. I would recommend at least listening to a sample of this version or trying to find a different version all together.
The story was a little bit hard to relate to since it takes place in a time with very different values and ideas about sin and punishment than today.
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Yes, because it is well done. The preformance was very good and the story was excellent. You really appreciate that we do not live in Puritan times and its double standard.
Hester She put up with a lot from a lot of very weak men and entire town of small minded people. I hate the end (spoiler alert) that she returns to the town. I feel bad that she lived her life this way when she could have had more. She certainly could have picked both a better husband and a more manly lover. The Reverand is so weak he is pathetic.
I have not, but I liked her work.
Why you need to get the heck out of Puritan times.....
Read the cliff notes to this book to fully appreciate the themes that feel like superfluous description
The story itself drags on and could easily be condensed into a short story. The reader attempts to vary his pitch for various characters, but comes across grating.
This is a great book. I recommend it and know all who read will enjoy.
It is very enjoyable listening.
I felt required to read this because it is a part of history. I don't like the repressive-ness of the described society. Found it hard to take. If that sticks in your craw avoid this. But in it's defense it is historically a significant piece of literature that paints a portrait of human nature seeking free air. In that way I guess it is inspiring. On the other hand (no pun intended) I do not find it necessary to read explicit description of knife cuts to the fingers while cooking to process food safely. This is a bit obtuse but I did not find it an uplifting story. Sorry Nate.
I didn't like the stupid choices the character made and the outcomes. It was a completely depressing book. I went on line and read the Cliff notes on the book to see what happened. Glad I did. Depressing. Would rather not listen to it. This was my first Hawthorne book and will probably be my last. I didn't care for the reader's voices either.
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