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    • Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Al Bedrosian, Glenna Mills, Lou Spiegel, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades. Children will enter a world of magic and intrigue as they face ferocious beasts, clever enchantresses, and tricky gods, alongside the greatest heroes of all time.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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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.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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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.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

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

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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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.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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    "The Scarlet Letter", published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores questions of grace, legalism, sin and guilt.

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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
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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].

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    • 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
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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.

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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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".

    Non-member price: $22.50

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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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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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Jae Huff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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    The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 novel in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. It 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 work, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Charles Minx
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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    The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is considered to be one of the greatest examples of true American literature. Its excellency of topic, characterization, and description has made it a permanent part of our history. Set in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600s, it describes the life of Hester Prynne, a Puritan woman whose existence is marred by sin. The real genius of the book is found in its description.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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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.

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    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
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    In the mid 1800s, Pyncheon is still a revered namesake in Salem, with the gloomy Pyncheon mansion serving as a stark reminder of the family's upper class history. However, the house - unique for its seven gables - has a dark and deadly past. Its current occupant, the older and unmarried Hepzibah Pyncheon, is all but destitute and unwilling to accept any assistance from her wealthy but unrelenting cousin, Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon.

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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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    The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is an American romance written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his masterpiece. Set in Puritanical Boston in the 17th century, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores the issues of grace, legalism, sin, and guilt.

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    • The Scarlet Letter (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter ’A’ stands for ’Adultery’. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne.

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    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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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.

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    • The Haunted Mind

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti and Nathaniel Hawthorne explore the world of dreams, particularly nightmares. 

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    • The Haunted Mind

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Wes Bolton
    • Length: 12 mins
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    American author Nathaniel Hawthorne has astounded critics and the public alike for well over a century with his tales of horror, mystery, darkness, and romance. The short story, "The Haunted Mind", first published in 1835, is a perfect example of Hawthorne delving into the unknown in interesting and unexpected ways. Hawthorn referred to the state between sleep and wakefulness as The Haunted Mind, and discusses the strange, obscure, and mysterious feelings and experiences we have all had in this state or similar somnambulant phases. 

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    • Fire Worship

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Mervin Harper
    • Length: 19 mins
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    American novelist, Dark Romantic, and master of the short story Nathaniel Hawthorne ponders the mystic power and spirituality of fire. In his signature brooding and moving style, Hawthorne writes of the almost religious significance and vast allegorical possibilities of this force of nature. 

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