Regular price: $6.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

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. In the end, The Scarlet Letter comes to stand not for adultery, but for the guilt that is the common experience of all humans. An original audio adaptation of the classic American novel.
©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Tammy on 02-07-14

Great Version for People With Attention Deficit

If you could sum up The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

Vivid<br/>Straight to the point<br/>Keeps one's attention

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized)?

When after seven hard, lonely years had passed Hester was still in love with Dimmesdale and was willing to sail away with him and make a new life.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Hester Prynne was by far for me the most liked character. She rose from this sin and became stronger and wiser. She in the story became almost a noble woman and a caregiver to all. After time her noble actions and notable character traits became legendary. Yet her positive society status all stemmed from a sin. Not to say that sin is approved of, however in this particular story God turned the sin into something positive and good.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Having gone through different situations in my life I almost related to Hester. <br/>I also at times felt pity for Dimmesdale. The story defiantly struck a chord with me.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful


By Ladonna on 08-31-17

why is there only 2 chapters

I would like to know why I paid to get only 2 chapters of the book

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews