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"The Scarlet Letter", published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores questions of grace, legalism, sin and guilt.

©2018 Nathaniel Hawthorne (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Narrator

Although the story is a very good one, it is hard to cope with the narrator’s reading style. It’s very bland, and there are too many pauses that sound exactly alike. I often found myself deep in thought, drowning out the narrator with my own thoughts. I became irritated at the reader multiple times but powered through it. I have it five stars overall because it’s not fair to rate the book low over something petty like this opinion of mine.

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love it

love that the reader actually did many voices for different charecters and that she changed her voice little by littel

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Beautiful rendition

Erica Collin's wonderfully smooth voice made listening to this great edition of the Scarlett Letter a pleasant experience. I listened to the whole book in one sitting.

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we know what we're reading!

lovely voice. title of book/author are announced every chapter. very jarring/ disruptive/ repetitive. stop it!

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