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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Ian Lynch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 491

    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: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 343

    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 Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

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

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • You get what you pay for.

    • By Sarah on 01-20-12

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    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 Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90

    It is 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has born an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter "A" on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hasts and Thous

    • By Aaron Elliott on 05-26-07

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Young Goodman Brown

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By LostContacts on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $0.83

    • The Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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".

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • +Bonus Books
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Korey Samuel, Benjamin Brown
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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...

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Scarlet Letter

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

    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: $10.11

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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
    • The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • By Vickie on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The Scarlet Letter (Annotated)

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork." Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Minister's Black Veil

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Basil Rathbone reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story about the minister of a small town who suddenly and without explanation starts to wear a black veil.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Skips around frequently!

    • By Hartman on 03-09-14

    Regular price: $5.77

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unbearable quality recording

    • By Sue Q on 06-29-05

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the mid 1800s, Pyncheon is still a revered namesake in Salem, with the gloomy Pyncheon mansion serving as a stark reminder of the family's upper class history. However, the house - unique for its seven gables - has a dark and deadly past. Its current occupant, the older and unmarried Hepzibah Pyncheon, is all but destitute and unwilling to accept any assistance from her wealthy but unrelenting cousin, Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No Introduction??? It's a part of the novel!

    • By Publicagent on 12-22-15

    Regular price: $24.54

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Jas on 09-03-07

    Regular price: $16.95

    • The Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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 William on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $1.95

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