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Gr 8 Up-Actress Elizabeth McGovern reads this acceptable abridgement with precise, clear diction. Her expressive voice is pleasant, effectively using breath sounds and pauses to recreate dramatic moods. Her usually quick tempo keeps the text from being ponderous, but it can be slower when necessary. Given the time period of the original work, her formal tone is appropriate. Her speech changes slightly for the different characters, but there is not much dialogue. The abridgement retains the continuity of the story. Consider purchasing this version for special education students who can't handle the longer, original text.-Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
I read this book my senior year of high school but this time was different.
Spoiler Alert(but not giving the book away): The end has a nice little twist that is hard to see coming, but overall it is a very dry read.
Even though Hawthornes style of writing can be confusing he tells the story in great detail!
There were many metaphors in this little book. The writing style caused me to think more than the typical book in today's language.Published 1 day ago by Kathy Samuels
There are no problems with the kindle version; I just didn't like the story as much a I thought I would.Published 1 day ago by Khudson
To say that this book is not a masterpiece would be, by all standard accounts of literary criticism I think, an inaccuracy and a dishonesty. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Durandal007