The Scarlet Letter

  • by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Narrated by Charlton Griffin
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Henry James described the novel thusly: "It is beautiful, admirable, extraordinary; it has in the highest degree that merit which I have spoken of as the mark of Hawthorne's best things - an indefinable purity and lightness of conception. One can often return to it; it supports familiarity and has the inexhaustible charm and mystery of great works of art."


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Good story but let down by narration

This is an intriguing story which gives a fascinating glimpse into the social lives and moral challenges of the early US settlers.

Unfortunately the narration doesn't do the story justice and is for the most part distracting The female voices are bizarre and off putting so that I couldn't fully immerse myself in the story.
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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audio Connoisseur