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  • The Scarlet Letter

  • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93

It is 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has born an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter "A" on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hasts and Thous

  • By Aaron Elliott on 05-26-07

Not bad...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Which character – as performed by Shelly Frasier – was your favorite?

Tie. Reverand Dimmesdal and Pearl were my favorites.

If you could rename The Scarlet Letter, what would you call it?

"Nathaniel Hawthorne uses the word 'tremulous' about 800 times."

Any additional comments?

Good reading of a classic. Unfortunately, since Hawthorne's prose wanders like a caffeine addled child, it can be hard to track what's going on at certain points in the narration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,175

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lean In, Lead On

  • By Cynthia on 03-14-13

Insightful book, with warm, energetic narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book takes a frank look at issues affecting women in the workplace, cutting a swathe through the veil of political correctness around the topic. Sandberg takes no prisoners in her frank look at the subject, attacking gender stereotypes propegated by both men AND women. It's a unique voice in the discussion on modern feminism and honestly one that's needed.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful