If they liked Sci Fi, this is the earliest example of popular alternate history work that I am aware of and its fairly good writing.
Parts of the book are very 'Mark Twain' kind of amusing yarn spinning, and other parts read more like modern sci-fi.
Excellent reader. I'll probably look for other books he's read and consider buying them no matter what they are.
I'm sure I'll keep this is my rotation of books and read it at least a few more times. There were a few slow parts, and some parts that were just too rooted in the time it was written for me to really follow completely, but overall I liked it.
I've already read all of Mark Twain's books. This was one I missed as a teenager. I put it on for my 11 and 10 year old kids to listen to during our summer vacation road trip. The societal issues just did not translate well to their age group. I kept having to explain what was going on during the mid-late 19th century to them to give them a reference point or two, but they still didn't grasp the concepts. Definitely for high schoolers at the minimum education level!
They love Tom Sawyer, though!
It was painfully boring.
Yes, I loved Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
He over did it a bit.
All of them. I would prefer it if the book didn't exist at all. Once I start a book, I have to finish it and this was more like a chore than something enjoyable.
I am usually pretty easily entertained but this was almost an agony to finish it. I guess after his other books I just was expecting something excellent.
anything could have made it better, it was boring and, frankly, not a good book
not have written it at all, although it made a good movie.
did not like the readers voice
I think this is the worst book I have ever ordered from Amazon. If it was a paper book I'd send it back, I don't even want it on my Kindle
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
To be really honest it got on my nerves a bit. The premise was interesting but I think that Mr Clemens only managed to come out of it sounding a little like the mythical American who is supposed to think that all things American are the best. I know it was supposed to be funny, I didn't miss the point but, I just started to find the entire premise a little awkward toward the second half. Having said that the narrator is good.
Idea seemed good but having a hard time getting into it. Maybe not a Mark Twain fan.