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  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    The red letter A on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child. Rumors swirl, but the shunned and shamed Hester keeps her secret - and his - for years, until a guilt-ridden confession reveals the truth, with unexpected consequences.

    says: "Overrated"
  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Ian Lynch
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    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, magnum opus, tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth two years after separation from her husband and is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her breast as punishment for her adultery. She resists all attempts of the 17th century Boston clergy to make her reveal the name of her child’s father while she struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.

    Savannah says: "Trust Me-- Try It!"
  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Kate Petrie
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    One of the most important novels in classic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter tackles the subject of adultery, with the notorious Hester Prynne at the forefront of the scandal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the beginning of the novel, Hester is serving time in prison for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet A on her clothing at all times, so she cannot run from her sin no matter where she goes.

    Gretchen SLP says: "'Thou Wast Not Bold! Thou Wast Not True!'"
  • The House of the Seven Gables | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The House of the Seven Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem.

    E. Pearson says: "A Classic Thriller"
  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This powerful story of passion, adultery, honor, and repression caused a tremendous controversy in 1850 when it was published, because of its provocative subject matter. Set in Puritan New England, the novel begins with Hester Prynne, a young woman with an illegitimate baby daughter, leaving prison to face her scornful townsfolk. Forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" to remind people of her adultery, Hester obstinately holds her head high and refuses to reveal the father of her child.

    Sue Q says: "Unbearable quality recording"
  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Nancy Peterson
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    Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband's arrival from England. Hester becomes pregnant, exposing her sin in the eyes of the townsfolk. Her penalty: wearing an embroidered A on her bosom for the remainder of her life. When Hester's husband arrives in the town anticipating a joyous reunion with his young wife, he instead begins a cankering quest to uncover the father of Hester's child.

    Vickie says: "The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne"
  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Curtis Sisco
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s magnum opus exploring the themes of legalism, sin and guilt.

    Sarah says: "You get what you pay for."
  • The Tanglewood Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Tanglewood Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades. The stories included are: "The Wayside", "The Minotaurs", "The Pygmies", "The Dragon's Teeth", "Circe's Palace", "The Pomegranate Seeds", and "The Golden Fleece".

  • The Best of America: Seven Classic Short Stories | Nathaniel Hawthorne,Edgar Allan Poe,Washington Irving,Louisa May Alcott,Mark Twain,Ambrose Bierce,O. Henry

    The Best of America: Seven Classic Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, John Chancer, Katherine Fenton
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    This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the following: "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Mermaids" by Louisa May Alcott, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

    Mark Mahar says: "Fantastic Listen"
  • Young Goodman Brown | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Young Goodman Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    How long would you walk, if the Devil sauntered up to you of an evening, and journeyed alongside of you? Young Goodman Brown is led by the Devil to a midnight ritual, where fire, blood, and water change his opinions of the nature of humanity.

    LostContacts says: "Perfect"
  • Tanglewood Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Tanglewood Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne has taken some of the most striking and exciting Greek legends and adapted them for young readers. In this retelling, Hawthorne maintains the conceptions held by the original authors. This collection includes "The Minotaur", "The Pygmies", "The Dragon's Teeth", "Circe's Palace", "The Pomegranate Seeds", and "The Golden Fleece".

    Lyle C Brown says: "Robotic reading...at best."
  • The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized) | Nathaniel Hawthorne,Thomas J. Cox

    The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas J. Cox
    • Narrated By Shirley Anderson, David Catlin, Raymond Fox, and others
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic masterpiece The Scarlet Letter is set in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, and concerns the public condemnation of Hester Prynne, who bears an illegitimate child. However, the story is not about adultery, nor is it specifically about sin. Rather it traces the effect of actual and symbolic sin on the mind and spirit of each character.

    Tammy says: "Great Version for People With Attention Deficit"
  • The Ambitious Guest | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Ambitious Guest

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    A vicious tempest is raging on a New England mountainside. A young traveler sojourns through the sea of wind and snow, finding refuge in a cottage, cozily nestled in the notch of a hill. The traveler burns with a determination to make his name known to the world. But that will all have to wait until the storm subsides.

    Sam says: "Twisted sweetly...loved it."
  • The House of the Seven Gables | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The House of the Seven Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Donna Barkman
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    An old mansion in Salem, moss-covered and gabled, broods over the destiny of a distinguished but troubled New England Family, the Pynchons. A haunting, centuries-old curse, a forceful probing of national and personal guilt, a romance between the young heroine and an attractive stranger all intertwine in this classic work by one of America's greatest novelists.

    Jas says: "Well done"
  • Favorite Children's Stories | Oscar Wilde,Charles Dickens,Beatrix Potter,Andrew Lang,John Ruskin,Rudyard Kipling,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm

    Favorite Children's Stories

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    • By Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, and others
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    Here are 28 of the best-loved children's stories from around the world.

    Jas says: "Well done"
  • The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Roger Melin
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    A collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the common theme of which is New Hampshire's White Mountains. Consists of: "The Great Stone Face", written in 1850 and revolves around the "Old Man of the Mountain" (Cannon Mtn.) in New Hampshire which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2003; "The Ambitious Guest", written in 1835; "The Great Carbuncle", written in 1837; and "Sketches From Memory", written sometime prior to "The Great Carbuncle" as will become obvious.

  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Considered his masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter is Hawthorne's story of Hester Prynne and her daughter, Pearl, conceived through an adulterous affair with a Puritan pastor in 17th century Boston. From start to finish, the book explores the themes of law, guilt, and sin. Since its appearance in 1850, this magnificent book has been a perennial favorite among young and old, though it was extremely controversial when it was first published.

    David Hopkins says: "Awesome!"
  • The Scarlet Letter: +Bonus Books | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter: +Bonus Books

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Korey Samuel, Benjamin Brown
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    In this program you will receive an unabridged recording of The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. You will also receive the following bonus audiobooks: Love and Friendship, by Jane Austin. A satirical romance audiobook.Aunt Crete's Emancipation, by Grace Livingston Hill. A sweet older woman, who acts as a domestic servant to her sisters, finds herself in a peculiar situation when she is home alone and a "backwoods" cousin arrives at the front door. And more...

  • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 3 | Mark Twain,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Shirley Jackson,James Thurber,O. Henry,Stephen Crane,Sherwood Anderson,Ring Lardner,Henry James,Katherine Porter

    Classic American Short Stories, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    No nation has ever achieved the literary diversity of America. From nativist humor to immigrant triumph, Americans have recorded their visions and hopes better than anyone

  • Tanglewood Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Tanglewood Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Al Bedrosian, Glenna Mills, Lou Spiegel, and others
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades. Children will enter a world of magic and intrigue as they face ferocious beasts, clever enchantresses, and tricky gods, alongside the greatest heroes of all time.

    Mary says: "The last story is incomplete!"
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