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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Ian Lynch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 576
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      4 out of 5 stars 575

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trust Me-- Try It!

    • By Savannah on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Katherine Alexander on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Horror Classics Collection

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel Duffy, Josh Ryan, Luke Cardy, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac], The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson], Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce], An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce], The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce], A Halloween Wraith [William Black], The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood], The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood], Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley], The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle], The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle].

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
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      4 out of 5 stars 412

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Thou Wast Not Bold! Thou Wast Not True!'

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Thriller

    • By E. Pearson on 12-03-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chapter Divisions Are Useless

    • By JLP on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A portrait of Colonel Pyncheon looms over his family in the house of the seven gables - an ominous reminder of the curse he left behind over a century ago. The shadow still falls over the New England mansion's current residents, siblings Clifford and Hepzibah - unless they can expose the one secret that offers an escape from the hex. Set in seventeenth- and nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic tale was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials and by a family home that still stands today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Ghost Story that keeps your mind active.

    • By just a girl on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Scarlet Letter is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most memorable novels. In this moving story, one sinful act wreaks havoc on the lives of three people. When a beautiful young woman, Hester Prynne, conceives a child outside of marriage, she is punished and humiliated by being required to always wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her clothing. Believing her husband was lost at sea after a shipwreck, Hester takes a lover. When she becomes pregnant, she refuses to divulge the name of the baby’s father. When her husband returns unexpectedly, the lives of all involved are put in turmoil. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Amanda Brewer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a new edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece The Scarlet Letter. The story of Hester Prynne - the first great female character in American literature - is brought to life by narrator Amanda Brewer. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By c. barr on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $18.56

    • Young Goodman Brown

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Russell Bernard on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $0.83

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by the narration

    • By Jacob Thompson on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Favorite Children's Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Here are 28 of the best-loved children's stories from around the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Jas on 12-29-06

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 5

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Vincent Marzello, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Edith Nesbit. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are "The Wedding Knell" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskell, and more.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Mosses from an Old Manse

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature. Hawthorne's friend Herman Melville noted this aspect in his review about Hawthorne and his "Mosses": "This black conceit pervades him through and through. You may be witched by his sunlight, transported by the bright gildings in the skies he builds over you; but there is the blackness of darkness beyond."

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Ambitious Guest

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rather Dull Story, Excellent Narration

    • By Admiralu on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized)

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas J. Cox
    • Narrated by: Shirley Anderson, David Catlin, Raymond Fox, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • why is there only 2 chapters

    • By Ladonna on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Hawthorne approached the Romantic notion of the ability of science to destroy art (or beauty) in the form of fictive "horror stories" of biological research out of control. This story is the best of that group. A devoted scientist marries a beautiful woman with a single physical flaw: a birthmark on her face. Aylmer becomes obsessed with the imperfection and his attempts to remove it via his scientific skills, thus rendering his bride perfect.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bland uninspired

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful book that intices the imagination.

    • By Wendol on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Set in the Puritanical society of 17th-century Boston, this novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, a married woman who has an affair and gives birth to a daughter. Hester refuses to name her lover, but when her estranged husband appears unexpectedly, he determines to discover the man's identity.

    Regular price: $10.68

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