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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

40 ratings, 12 reviews

The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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40 ratings, 12 reviews

Teddy Teddy

April 04, 2014

Excellent story regarding bigotry and prejudice that is carried out by the very people who have left England for the New World in order to leave such acts and thoughts behind.


Santiago Mendez

February 25, 2013

The book is it fun


Deedra Allen Rowe

December 28, 2012

I loved this book and listening to it read only made it better! The story has so much meaning . I think what happened to Hester and her child shows the evil of radical religion, no matter the faith.


Ali Marshall

August 07, 2012

Huge disappointment. An American classic read by a bored Englishman - i gave up after chapter 3.


Cynthia Margiotta

August 03, 2012

The book is great. Some of the readers are awful!


Barbara Nosker

March 19, 2012



Amber Dagg

November 30, 2011

This might be a really good book, if the person who is reading it would actually get into it a little. The one tone voice and not getting into the book at all makes it really hard to listen to...


Anna Shubel

November 14, 2011

You can't understand the readers very well or they have no emotion which makes it hard to listen to.


Mariah Knopp

November 03, 2011

I could not really tell when the reader started to read... It had me really confused. I dis not like it at all


Beth Thomas

October 17, 2011

Loved it!!!


Melissa McFaddin

August 06, 2011

Not fond of the reader at all!!! Couldn't make it past the first chapter.


Alisha Westberg

June 01, 2011