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The Crucible Performance
The Crucible
Written by: 
Arthur Miller
Narrated by: 
Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, Jr., Hector Elizondo, full cast
The Crucible Performance

The Crucible

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Publisher's Summary

In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

(P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works

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    Beth Orlando, FL, USA 10-25-08
    Beth Orlando, FL, USA 10-25-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Getting through American Literature"

    We use these audible books to supplement the literature our high school daughter must get through, so we are actively listening, rather than listening soley for entertainment. The accents took some getting used to and the speed at which the lines were spoken made it difficult at times to follow, but we found the recording helpful.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas S Sugar Land, TX, USA 10-08-06
    Thomas S Sugar Land, TX, USA 10-08-06
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    "Dramatic Recording"

    This is a wonderfully done recording with good actors. However, This recording is not complete and does not follow the script to the T, but that draw back is overshadowed by the actors. They bring the play to life the way it is meant to be. This recording even though incomplete is superbe.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Michael G. Stoffel 05-07-12
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    "Abridged Version"
    What made the experience of listening to The Crucible (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

    As an English teacher I enjoy listening to well performed plays...and so do my students. The actors perform admirably.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crucible (Dramatized)?

    Stacy Keach is magnificent as John Proctor. "My Name man, my name."


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was a notation that this is an abridged version of the play.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Meridian, ID, United States 12-11-09
    Karen Meridian, ID, United States 12-11-09
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    "very fast!!!!"

    this is a very good dramatization! (you feel as though you are watching the play instead of listening to it) but it is very very fast and hard to follow along with the book at times because they skip portions.
    also the story is very upseting to listen to, i felt on edge after i listened to this, but it's well written and gets the point accross.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Rymer Utah 08-17-15
    Jamie Rymer Utah 08-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It is abridged."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I bought the book to read along with the book and it does not follow the book. Extra lines are added and some are out of order. It is a good performance, but I wanted it to be the book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 02-03-15
    Joseph 02-03-15
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    "A Book of Hatred"

    I was assigned this book as a school read and ended up enjoying it a great lot. the characters are very diverse and unique and the story was riveting all throughout. The audio book was a great help to get into the mood and feel of the book and helped to keep the book moving onward. The actors voices are very soothing and emotional.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 10-15-13
    Amazon Customer United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Audio recording hard to listen to"

    The story is great, and the actors are great, BUT during the dramatization there are times when the actors are whispering or talking softly. Those times are really hard to understand what is being said. I ended up buying the book because I was frustrated with missing lines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 06-01-16
    Sharon 06-01-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Unintelligible Narration"
    Would you try another book from Arthur Miller and/or the narrators?

    Not from the narrators, but most definitely Arthur Miller.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Absolutely no. Garbled speech, too much background, could hardly distinguish one male actor from another.


    What character would you cut from The Crucible?

    The narrators


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arlene 05-08-16
    Arlene 05-08-16
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    "The Crucible"

    The audible had parts missing. The characters in the audible would overlap and it was difficult to understand without a book in hand. The story was short and semi fast paced. I had to read this for school.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah R. Oriscak 03-24-16
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    "five star reading"

    excellent reading of this miller classic, you will thoroughly enjoy it from start to finish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • EvaGM
    2/16/15
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    "Food for thought"
    What made the experience of listening to The Crucible the most enjoyable?

    A star-studded cast for a play that's become a classic in its own right. As an analysis of human nature and fanatism it remains thoroughly current.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hazel
    Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
    4/29/11
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    "Too fast"

    The actors gabbled so fast that I had trouble discerning one whispering voice from another, and don't listen to this as you fall asleep because you end up straining to find out what is being said in between screams and barking dogs! A real shame.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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