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Publisher's Summary

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s magnum opus exploring the themes of legalism, sin and guilt.

©2011 trout lake media (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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  • Sarah
  • Edinburg, TX, United States
  • 01-20-12

You get what you pay for.

What disappointed you about The Scarlet Letter?

The narrator's voice. I am pretty easy going but the narrator's lisp-like impediment grated on my nerves after a while. The audio book was $2.95 but, WOW, it was not a bargain. I need to take the time to screen my selections a little better. I've read the book and I saw the price and I figured,

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scarlet Letter?

I wasn't able to listen to all of it because of the narrator's voice.

What didn’t you like about Curtis Sisco’s performance?

He has a monotone voice with a lisp-like quality to it.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I love the story. I only wish they could have chosen a different narrator. Sorry, Curtis.

Any additional comments?

Buyers beware.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Crystal
  • Pasadena, TX, United States
  • 10-18-11

The Scarlet Letter read by Curtis Sisco

I wish I would have read the review first, this is a horrible audio. it is so slow. It sounds worse that a recording of a robot. I would never buy any work by this man again or suggest anyone to buy it. I am reading it for school and i am so disappointed that it is ruining the story

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • "unknown"
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 09-17-11

this reader sucks!

I am reading this for school, and is sounds like they recorded all the words then played them all strung together. It sounds horrible and it is read really slowly.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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REALLY??

I will never know why a producer would hire a person with a speech defect to be a narrator, nor why such a person wants to display the defect thus!!! Really!!

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Don't buy this version

I bought the cheapest version of this audiobook and let's just say I got what I paid for. The version by Curtis Sisco is far and away the worst performance of an audiobook I've ever experienced. HOWEVER it got a lot better after I turned the speed to 1.25x. The book I quite enjoyed though.

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Bad Narration

I could not finish this because of the narration. It sounded like he was just reading one word at a time without any flow or context