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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer | [Mark Twain]

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain called this story a "hymn to boyhood". Loved by all ages in countless renditions in all media. A classic piece of American literature.
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Publisher's Summary

Twain called this story a "hymn to boyhood". Loved by all ages in countless renditions in all media. A classic piece of American literature.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Steve Taylor Only visiting this planet 05-10-14
    Steve Taylor Only visiting this planet 05-10-14
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    What did you love best about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

    Curtis Sisco does a fine job on reading the classic Twain story. He captures the accents and tone of the area and time period. I haven't read the book since I was a child and found it to be surprisingly adult even though it was written for kids. Because of the price it's the perfect book to test if you are new to audio books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom's aunt was my favorite because as a parent I sympathized with her every thought. The joy and pain of raising a child (especially one like Tom) is all worth it in the end.


    Have you listened to any of Curtis Sisco’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's been done before so wait to rent the DVD.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The Nealy Family Lafayette, LA 02-03-15
    The Nealy Family Lafayette, LA 02-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    The narrator did a good job... Spoke clearly and all. I was just spoiled because I listened to Elijah Wood's Huck Finn first and it can't be compared.

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    stephen CHICAGO, IL, United States 09-26-14
    stephen CHICAGO, IL, United States 09-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun story but the reading felt a little mechanical"
    What aspect of Curtis Sisco’s performance would you have changed?

    As an adult I enjoyed listening to this classic. Sisco is really good with the characters' voices, but in the general narration he reads quickly and somewhat mechanically. This version is at least an hour shorter than the next shortest Tom Sawyer audiobook because of Sisco's fast pace. I'd hoped to have the illusion that Twain himself was reading to me, with a languid sly drawl. But this narration was a little bit stiff.


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    Jane FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 05-14-13
    Jane FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 05-14-13
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    "a good classic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be better than the print version?

    I bought this for my granddaughter. She was having a little trouble with reading the book herself and I told her that a audio book might help her to engage in the story. She is 11. She really enjoys the story and follows along with the book.


    What other book might you compare The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to and why?

    I am not sure.


    Have you listened to any of Curtis Sisco’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought I lost the audio on the computer and I tried to find it with no success and downloaded another from a different company. I was so excited when I was able to recover this one because the narrator makes or breaks enjoying a audiobook. Curtis Sisco is an awesome narrator. Thank you Curtis:)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It keeps your attention.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for having this book available.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DB 06-05-15
    DB 06-05-15 Member Since 2015

    on a quest to listen to the classics with a few others sprinkled in.

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    "What a great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be better than the print version?

    Yes, as I wasn't motivated in the past to read any classics until I got hooked on audio books.


    What other book might you compare The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to and why?

    Really? Huck Finn of course


    What does Curtis Sisco bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Like a few others, I was drawn into Mark Twain with the reading of Huck Finn by Elijah Wood. I really wish Elijah Wood read Tom Sawyer too. It was difficult to decide on who to select for Tom Sawyer. I also have the audio version by Grover Gardner. Grover is a good narrator but not so good at voices characters. Curtis Sisco is VERY good at voice characterizations but his narration is mechanical or stiff and a little fast. Switching between the two I finally settled on Curtis. You get used to him and he makes up for in the the variety and reflections in the voices.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to Huck Finn first which is a great novel. I had read that Tom Sawyer was good but Huck Finn was Mark's best. Now I'm not so sure. I thought Tom Sawyer was a better story. There was more satire and more intrigue than Huck Finn. Mark Twain is a wonderful story teller. I wish more kids would read his books to see what a boyhood was like in the late 1800s.

    Give this book a listen. I think Cisco is the best narrator for Tom Sawyer. After that, jump into Huck Finn with Elijah Wood. I've already added another Mark Twain book to my library.

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    Reid Merrill 05-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    Too bad it was banded it was great I love the part about Joe. It's so much more nice when the cuss words are taken out

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    amelia jefferson 02-19-15
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    "soooooooo good! !!!!"

    really good! !! !! !!! ???? ? ?!!v!! !!! ?!!!!!! !!!! !!! !!! !!!!! !!!!

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    David Carnahan Wallingford, PA 02-17-15
    David Carnahan Wallingford, PA 02-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    I had to listen to this book for school and I thought I would hate it but I really liked it! I've already finished it and I'm only supposed to be on chap. 20!!! My favorite part was when Becky and Tom got stuck in the cave!!! I also liked the narrator because he could switch to a girl or a boy and he really made the story come to life!!!!

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    Scott Hill 06-03-14
    Scott Hill 06-03-14

    I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.

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    "Glad I finally read this to compare with Movie."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version.


    What other book might you compare The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to and why?

    Obviously Huckleberry Finn.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Better southern accent like the narrator I heard with Huck Finn. In these books, I want the narrator in the book to sound like Mark Twain.... :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Really just a fun look at boyhood and human nature during the time period in the South.


    Any additional comments?

    Tom Sawyer is a fun book, but Huck Finn is a masterpiece in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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