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  • The House of the Seven Gables

  • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Thriller

  • By E. Pearson on 12-03-10

struggled to finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Tough slog of a book. I wanted to read a classic but this ain't that. It simply doesn't hold up. I found myself continuously losing the thread of the story in the flourish of the language Hawthorne uses.