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The Minister's Black Veil

Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
Length: 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Basil Rathbone reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story about the minister of a small town who suddenly and without explanation starts to wear a black veil.
Public Domain (P)2009 Saland Publishing

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  • Hartman
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • 03-09-14

Skips around frequently!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator skipped entire chunks of the story, which was very frustrating when I was using this during class. I wanted the students to follow along in their books but it was difficult when it would just jump over whole paragraphs.

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  • Victor
  • Allegan, MI, United States
  • 04-14-11

Importance of narrator's voice

The narration is lacking in cohesiveness and flow. Pauses are inappropriate and unnatural. I feel as if this was the narrator's first read through of the story. For a positive, it is the unabridged text read completely, just not well.

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