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Letters from the Earth | [Mark Twain]

Letters from the Earth

Twain was broke and had lost his first wife and daughter when he wrote this most personal and notorious book exploring the Bible and its scientific implications. Twain's challenging and contraversial letters were not published until 52 years after his death. Read with wonderful animation by actor Chris Hendrie.
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Twain was broke and had lost his first wife and daughter when he wrote this most personal and notorious book exploring the Bible and its scientific implications. Twain's challenging and contraversial letters were not published until 52 years after his death. Read with wonderful animation by actor Chris Hendrie.

Public Domain (P)2011 Chris Hendrie

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    The collection contains some absolutely brilliant work by Twain. Not everything hits the mark (especially the last story, The Dark) but this is well worth a listen. The reader is less appealing due to occasional histrionics that detract from the text, but he manages to do a creditable job in most of the selections.

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    Lyanna Murfreesboro, TN, United States 04-17-13
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    Would you try another book from Mark Twain and/or Chris Hendrie?

    I love love Mark Twain! My account is full of his writings that I have listened to and I will be listening to.
    Chris Hendrie?? Not so much. I found myself wandering off mentally due to his tone.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A more animated narrator would have been beneficial. Plus in this particular audiobook there were so many places where it sounded as if the narrator had dubbed in words AFTER the book had been recorded? It was so incredibly distracting.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    See previous comment


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Letters from the Earth?

    The very last scene was so odd and difficult to follow. But I am not sure I would cut that because I think it was representative of his genius and his mindset at the time it was written


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