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by | Read by Anthony Heald

Classics • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1851

Living in the cursed house of Matthew Maule and haunted by their family’s past, the Pyncheons slowly watch their fortune dwindle away. But with the arrival of a young family member, they come to believe that all might not be lost. Hawthorne's tale of ancestral retribution and an unsettled home comes to life with Anthony Heald's rendition. Heald’s emphasis and rhythm help listeners through the dense prose, which has been known to scare some readers away. With his crisp enunciation and slightly raspy timbre, Heald tackles the more interesting scenes with consistency and energy, improving one’s overall experience of this classic work. While there are several moments of inconsistency in Heald’s voicings, his overall superior performance makes these only slight distractions. L.E. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1196-6 $19.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1197-3 $19.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1194-2 $85.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1195-9 $99.00 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1198-0 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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