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The Yellow Wallpaper Audiobook

The Yellow Wallpaper

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Claire America 10-23-17
    Claire America 10-23-17 Member Since 2014
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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.

    I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    Janelle 10-22-17
    Janelle 10-22-17 Member Since 2016
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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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    Adam 10-18-17
    Adam 10-18-17
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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.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 10-18-17
    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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