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The Scarlet Letter is one of the great classics of American literature. Set in the harsh Puritan environment of 17th-century Boston, it describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair, she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter "A", for Adulteress, embroidered on her dress. 

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  • J. Schneider
  • 13-10-18

Masterful storytelling with excellent narration

I sampled no less than eight narrators while searching for an audiobook of this classic. Adam Sims’ colorful and supple delivery brings ‘The Scarlet Letter’ to life.

The language flows and flourishes in this audiobook. While I was familiar with the story, I’d never read it. Listening to the book, it becomes instantly clear why this novel has endured over a couple centuries. Outstanding story, well-told, and nicely interpreted. Highly recommended.