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The Crucible | [Arthur Miller]

The Crucible

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.
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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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    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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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.

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Flower Mound, TX, USA 10-09-06
    David Flower Mound, TX, USA 10-09-06
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    "Well balanced pace..."

    The narrator has a well balanced pace that may benefit those who need to read the book quickly but efficiently. Although it a couple of sentences here and there will be skipped it is admissible.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nada 04-28-14
    Nada 04-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful speaking"
    What disappointed you about The Crucible?

    The book is good. But you cannot understand anything the speaker is saying. It's big mumble.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not get a recording of a recording.


    Any additional comments?

    The speaker sounded creepy and you could not understand a word.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah United States 10-15-13
    Sarah 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.

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    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 10-29-11
    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 10-29-11 Member Since 2006

    Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.

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    "Entertaining and Disturbing"
    Any additional comments?

    Well written, and the actors did a great job. I finished this book embarrassed that humanity could stoop to such levels, even is less enlightened times.

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    Mama C San Juan Capistrano, California United States 04-26-11
    Mama C San Juan Capistrano, California United States 04-26-11 Member Since 2008
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    "First Rate Dramatics"

    Our family listened to "The Crucible" on a car trip. The acting really was wonderful, the sound effects added a lot, but the plot was difficult to follow without the script. I'm sorry it was abridged, as I think it might have been easier to follow if the entire script were included, but for someone wanting to familiarize themself with Miller's story, this is very good.

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    Josie Lindenow South, Australia 05-19-10
    Josie Lindenow South, Australia 05-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "easy study"

    My daughter found it far easier to listen to the audiobook of The Crucible than to read it from the paper copy. The dramatisation of the play was great, and it really came alive. A great study helper!

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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