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The Great Stone Face and Other Tales Audiobook

The Great Stone Face and Other Tales

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Portraying the rugged New England characters in this collection from Hawthorne is ably handled by narrator Nelson Runger. With a clear bass voice and perfect timing and enunciation, Runger elevates the classic stories and makes them even more engaging. Runger projects the independent spirit of the characters and elongates words and sentences to place just the right emphasis on each dramatic turn or potent observation. Runger’s vocal talents bring these finely honed works to contemporary listeners, imparting both education and wisdom.

Publisher's Summary

The Great Stone Face and Other Tales presents four haunting, unforgettable pieces, all set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. One of the giants of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne struggled for many years to achieve fame as an author. He lived in Salem, Massachusetts, and spent his spare time roaming the crooked streets, immersing himself in the legends, old wives' tales, and superstitions that he learned from other people. Weaving these tales into his own literary style, Hawthorne wrote many remarkable short stories and essays that focused on his favorite themes of spiritual insight, guilt, and the consequences of sin. This collection includes the title story, "The Ambitious Guest", "The Great Carbuncle", and "Sketches from Memory."

(P)1986 by Recorded Books, Inc.

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