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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 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 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 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 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"
  • 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"
  • Scary Halloween Stories | Nathaniel Hawthorne,Charles Dickens,Robert Louis Stevenson,Honor de Balzac,Jerome K. Jerome

    Scary Halloween Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated By Nelson Olmsted, Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone
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    Nine spine-chilling stories from Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jerome K. Jerome, read by Laurence Olivier, Nelson Olmsted, and Basil Rathbone.

    staples says: "Campy old readings"
  • My Kinsman, Major Molinaux | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    My Kinsman, Major Molinaux

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    The setting is before the American Revolution when Robin, a youth arrives in Boston seeking his kinsman, Major Molineux, who is an official in the British Colonial government and has promised him work. Yet no one in town tells him where the major is and he begins to hear some strange stories and finally meets his kinsman under very unusual circumstances.

    Nicole says: "Background chatter"
  • A Wonder Book: Greek Mythology Come Alive | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    A Wonder Book: Greek Mythology Come Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
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    The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

    Dianna says: "TERRIBLE narrator!!!!!"
  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • 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 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 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...

  • 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 Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Lesley Ann Warren
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    The novel traces the impact of a single, scandalous act on the lives of three community members: the tragic, defiant Hester Prynne, the tortured Reverend Dimmesdale and the vengeful Chillingsworth. A philosophical exploration of man's struggle with guilt, sin, and pride, Hawthorne's masterpiece remains a cornerstone of American literature.

    Juanita Williams says: "Audio needs help"
  • 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!"
  • 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!"
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