The Scarlet Letter

  • by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Narrated by Ian Lynch
  • 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Mediocre reading

The story itself drags on and could easily be condensed into a short story. The reader attempts to vary his pitch for various characters, but comes across grating.
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- Bryan

Consider a different version

I think I would have enjoyed this audiobook more if I had purchased a different version. I wasn't very impressed with the narrator, whose voice was often inexpressive. The language was so beautiful and eloquent, but the narration seemed very amateurish. I would recommend at least listening to a sample of this version or trying to find a different version all together.

The story was a little bit hard to relate to since it takes place in a time with very different values and ideas about sin and punishment than today.
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- Nancy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2011
  • Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing