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    • Horror Classics Collection

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel Duffy, Josh Ryan, Luke Cardy, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac], The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson], Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce], An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce], The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce], A Halloween Wraith [William Black], The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood], The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood], Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley], The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle], The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle].

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sounds like a collection of librivox recordings

    • By Helen Burgess on 07-03-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Short Stories

    • The Ultimate Classic Collection
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Ultimate Classic Collection is drawn from our extensive back catalogue of over 300 short stories and showcases some of the finest examples of the genre: from romance to horror, detective and crime stories to the best of women's writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice collection

    • By Brooksies on 27-06-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband's arrival from England. Hester becomes pregnant, exposing her sin in the eyes of the townsfolk. Her penalty: wearing an embroidered A on her bosom for the remainder of her life. When Hester's husband arrives in the town anticipating a joyous reunion with his young wife, he instead begins a cankering quest to uncover the father of Hester's child.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 2

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Helena Blavatsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 39
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Ten more extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old. From Lovecraft's take on the Yuletide and the Black Veil of Nathaniel Hawthorne, to the tragedy of Bierce's Owl Creek Bridge and Sheridan Le Fanu's authentic narrative of a Haunted House.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • His voice is great Her style is too slow

    • By P. A. Ambrossi on 11-05-19

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    An old mansion in Salem, moss-covered and gabled, broods over the destiny of a distinguished but troubled New England Family, the Pynchons. A haunting, centuries-old curse, a forceful probing of national and personal guilt, a romance between the young heroine and an attractive stranger all intertwine in this classic work by one of America's greatest novelists.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Scarlet Letter is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most memorable novels. In this moving story, one sinful act wreaks havoc on the lives of three people. When a beautiful young woman, Hester Prynne, conceives a child outside of marriage, she is punished and humiliated by being required to always wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her clothing. Believing her husband was lost at sea after a shipwreck, Hester takes a lover. When she becomes pregnant, she refuses to divulge the name of the baby’s father. When her husband returns unexpectedly, the lives of all involved are put in turmoil. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Annie Wauters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young Puritan woman gives birth to an illegitimate child in 17th-century New England and must endure public condemnation and the burden of a terrible secret.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork." Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Gorgon's Head

    • From a Wonder Book for Boys and Girls
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: David Plinge
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of the story of Perseus and the Gorgon, Medusa - the lady with snakes for hair - whose gaze will turn you to stone. For all ages, not too hard for younger listeners, and not too simple for older ones.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    One of the most important novels in classic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter tackles the subject of adultery, with the notorious Hester Prynne at the forefront of the scandal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the beginning of the novel, Hester is serving time in prison for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet A on her clothing at all times, so she cannot run from her sin no matter where she goes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Like listening to a computer talk

    • By Anonymous User on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The red letter A on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child. Rumors swirl, but the shunned and shamed Hester keeps her secret - and his - for years, until a guilt-ridden confession reveals the truth, with unexpected consequences.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • cant give great review as couldn't finish it!

    • By Emma Holdsworth on 26-03-19

    Regular price: £22.89

    • A Wonder Book

    • Greek Mythology Come Alive
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story opens in Puritan Boston, a settlement only fifteen or twenty years old. A young woman stands on a scaffold clasping a three-month-old baby. As a married woman with a missing husband and a new baby, Hester Prynne could have been sentenced to death for the crime of adultery. Instead she is condemned to always wear the letter A as a badge of her shame. As she stands there, she sees her long-missing husband, who has been held captive by Indians.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Ian Lynch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged. Lacks The Custom-House Introduction

    • By Chrissie on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but let down by narration

    • By Tom on 07-07-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne has taken some of the most striking and exciting Greek legends and adapted them for young readers. In this retelling, Hawthorne maintains the conceptions held by the original authors. This collection includes "The Minotaur", "The Pygmies", "The Dragon's Teeth", "Circe's Palace", "The Pomegranate Seeds", and "The Golden Fleece".

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: John Chatty, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Hester Prynne commits adultery in a Puritan settlement and, as a result, is "branded" for the rest of her life by having to wear a scarlet letter "A" on her breast. Throughout the story, a complex relationship develops between Hester, her lover, her husband, and her daughter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spoiled by slight background noise

    • By F. Wynn on 11-01-15

    Regular price: £18.29

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