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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 564
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      4 out of 5 stars 500
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      4 out of 5 stars 500

    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 386
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 358

    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 60
    • 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 Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    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 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Young Goodman Brown

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    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 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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 (Annotated)

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

    • Seven Classic Short Stories
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, John Chancer, Katherine Fenton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen

    • By Mark Mahar on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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 Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune." These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables - that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Opens well. Yet collapsed miserably.

    • By Frequent Amazon Buyer on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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 Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

    Regular price: $15.36

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