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The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental.

Public Domain (P)2017 Our Life Publishing

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Even more chilling to listen to than to read

Having read this work and written a paper on in school, I found it brought me to an even greater depth of understanding the mental anguish that can be imposed on a person. Although the main character's husband attributes her malady to postpartum depression, we can only wonder if she were suffering from some mental challenges prior. Regardless, the isolation that is forced upon her as part of curing what ails her, only serves to drive her completely mad. Even though I knew the outcome, listening to it being described seemed to bring the wallpaper to life for me. Heidi Gregory did a fantastic job narrating this and brought the character to life. This book reminds me of some of Poe's creepy writings and I would highly recommend this copy of the tale. If you have already read the book, it is still well worth giving it a listen.

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Classic.

A classic story with layered meanings. A great short story to keep in your library to listen to again. The narrator did a fantastic job. She has a voice that really matches the feel of the story.

(For full disclosure) I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Oh the Wallpaper!

I was not familiar with this author or book previously, but after listening to this book I will be looking for more by this author.
The plot follows a woman who seems to be having a mental break down. The unique part of the story is that we hear only from the point of view of the woman. We can draw some conclusions about her family and her condition from what she says, but are left wondering how accurate this information is. Over time she focuses more and more on the terrible wallpaper in her room and is convinced that the colors or patterns in the wallpaper are moving. She can only take so much of staring all day and night at the wallpaper until she is forced to take drastic measures!
The narrator is the perfect fit for this story as she portrays the anguish and illness that the woman is facing.
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Excellent

Excellent performance by the narrator in reading this classic, I really could get a sense of the main character’s descent into mental illness. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great!

Great narration for this creepy classic story!


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The Yellow Wallpaper

This is a creepy short story about a woman with a condition that obsesses over wallpaper.First,she has an overbearing husband who rund her whole life because he is a doctor and KNOWs how to handle her life.There is a baby and sister in law too.Heidi Gregory did a fine job narrating this.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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I had to read it again!

I've read this story before, but it's so strange yet interesting and compelling that I wanted to listen to it.

Intriguing, compelling, it draws you in and surprises you.

The narration is well done and enhances the strangeness of the story. The character voices are well done and the delivery helps draw you into the story.

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Life is very much more exciting than it used to be

From beginning to end, the madness is palpable here. (It's also unintentionally amplified by an editing error where the same line is repeated back to back.) The tense frustration and powerlessness would make this a good spiritual sibling to The Handmaid's Tale. The decent into madness is more like Poe except here it's pitiable instead of outright sinister. Her struggle and repression are too sympathetic to feel evil, even at the end.

The narration was fantastic. It felt completely in step with the in-story narrator's intense persona.

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This early piece of feminist literature is a horror!

I missed this one in both high school and college, and I probably wasn't ready for it then anyhow.

This short piece shows up on several reading lists, so I thought I would give it a shot.

It would be fun to see several artist's renditions of this wallpaper, pick the most hideous of them and spend a month in a room plastered with it in order to write a competent review of this title.

I'm heading to Amazon to check it out.

The narrator was excellent and there might be some reason why this book was as well received as it has been and still is. Check it out, you might never again look at your wallpaper in the same way.

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