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It's just a hideously papered room. At least that's what everybody thought. But when a woman suffering from a nervous condition is housed in the room, things begin to surface from the wallpaper. Things that seem familiar but are best left quiet and undisturbed.

Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison

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  • Otakara Klettke
  • 28-01-2017

Great story!

I loved the story. Although I wish there was a female narrator since the story is told by a woman from a woman's point of view.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-09-2021

Wow. The power of words.

Published in 1892, the writing is so on point, and the story is easily understood today (2021). This could trigger depressive emotions.

This is a short but powerful and important read. The narrator for the audiobook (Audible) was made for this role. I intended to read along with my book; however, he drew me in and I was mesmerized with his reading of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's words.

Catchy moments: "A yellow smell." "It's so hard to talk with ..." "it does not do to trust people too much." "I've got out st last.".

The Yellow Wallpaper will stay with me for a very long time.

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  • Lyra Torres
  • 09-06-2021

the narrator

I enjoy this story immensely. The narrator was good. I was just disappointed that it was a man narrating instead of a woman. The sole POV is a woman so I imagine hearing it in a woman's voice would have more impact.

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  • Christopher Leighten
  • 10-12-2020

Can't ask for much more in a short story

Performance was well done and the short story is layered and purposeful. Great audio version of a very good story.

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  • Benjamin Sipes
  • 04-10-2020

Great story, but a male narrator?

Overall, for $1, this is a great read. But I have to say that whole Harrison did a good job reading the story, his male voice reading a woman’s internal dialogue really didn’t work well for me. The story would have felt much more compelling with a different narrator imo.

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  • Ms. Bedelia
  • 20-07-2020

Great creepy classic

This was wonderful but it’s completely ridiculous that this first person tale of a woman losing her mind is narrated by a man.

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  • Eila
  • 26-02-2020

Male narrator is probably a bad choice

Kind of weird to have a male narrator for this audiobook.
I know Gilman is supposed to be a fantastical 1st wave feminist writer, but I quite frankly could have lived my whole life without this story.

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  • Marianne H Dean
  • 01-03-2019

Should have been read by a woman

I don’t understand when choices like this are made. However, It was a good story and creepy too.

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  • Stephen S.Wagner
  • 18-01-2019

for college English class love the book

love it and the yellow paper happens to all of us it's a great book with many ways to perceive it.

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  • Sara
  • 30-06-2018

Great story, horrible narration.

Really enthralling short story. The narrator is a poor choice, however. Overly dramatic and almost shouting. Not sure why a woman narrator wasn’t chosen for a feminist classic written as the diary of a female character.

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