The scene is 17th century Boston. Beautiful, darkhaired Hester Prynne, the heroine, gives birth to an illegitimate child. Persecuted by the church and the puritanical townspeople she is placed on trial for adultery. Proud, strong, intensely loyal, she defiantly refuses to name the father of the child. Her infuriated persecutors condemn her to a lifetime of public ridicule by forcing her to sew a scarlet letter "A" on the bosom of all her clothes. The father is eventually found out and the townspeople are surprised as you will be.
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The Best Choice!
Whatever your purpose for an audio book this is easily the best choice. I have not notice any skips or abridgment and it is read almost in "character" which adds a fun dynamic aspect to the audio book and is something I have actually never seen before. This is much better than the other monotone readers that I heard from shopping around through the previews. I hope this helps someone!
The performer is quite restricted in vocal flow. It's like he can't give the words any life. They're just mundane words coming off his lips, when really, the story is more interesting that he reads it.
I hate to sound so damning, but he is the worst performer I've heard so far in all my audiobook adventures, and I've "read" over 20 audiobooks thus far.
Of course, the book itself is a classic. But you have to really want to listen to the old english verbage. It's like listening to a King James.