The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain audiobook

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By Mark Twain
Read by Garrick Hagon

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094015231

  • ISBN: 9781094015224

  • ISBN: 9781094015248

Runtime: 8.26 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Tom Sawyer is a dare devil, a schemer, and a prankster. His inventiveness and energy know no bounds; whenever his Aunt Polly thinks he is tucked up in bed, he is most likely creeping out into the night on deeds of daring—“not the model boy of the village,” as the author puts it.

In creating this humorous and dramatic story of childhood, Mark Twain has given us a vivid picture of life in a small town on the Mississippi in the mid-nineteenth century and created one of the most popular boy heroes in literature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Garrick Hagon’s delivery of this classic by Mark Twain captures the listener early on with his portrayal of the excitable Aunt Polly. He adjusts his tones smoothly from the role of the narrator of the story to performing the characters’ dialogue in a robust manner. Hagon shows all sides of Tom—the clever way he gets other boys to do his chores, his nervousness when he attempts to woo Becky Thatcher, and his bravery when he takes charge of a lost youth in a dangerous cave. Although commonly regarded as a children’s story, this classic has themes of race relations and social commentary that will stand out for mature listeners.” AudioFile
“The hero is one of the most endearing in literature.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“Twain intended his novel not just as a book for the young, but as a piece of nostalgia for the young at heart.” KLIATT

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English