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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Audiobook

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Publisher's Summary

The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain's own early life along the banks of the Mississippi, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s - its dialects, superstitions, and social values. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be. In his unabridged reading of the American classic, actor Patrick Fraley crafts 36 authentic "voices" to represent the wide range of Twain's delightful characters.

(P)1995 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

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    Marian Paulina 06-27-03 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful"

    Having never read a Mark Twain book I must admit to starting out a little skeptical. It didn't take long to realize how enjoyable the book was going to be. The narration was wonderful. The story was interesting, fun and funny. All-in-all just good entertainment.

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    Fred Hixson Cape Coral, Fl USA 05-05-16
    Fred Hixson Cape Coral, Fl USA 05-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best narration"

    I found the reader's voice, in the characterization of Aunt Polly, too shrill and as such, at times, nearly incomprehensible. I picked this out before I knew you could preview the narrator. Had I previewed the book, I would not have obtained this particular narration. Mark Twain, however, is a delight always. I have always found his observations to be on target and awesomely ahead of his time as in this telling of the adventures of an imaginative boy in the process of growing up in the nineteenth century in The Midwest.

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    M. Lara Mexico City, Mexico 07-26-15
    M. Lara Mexico City, Mexico 07-26-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Classic yet modern"

    You can read (listen) one more time the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and find something new or interesting or a bit of social understanding you had not heard before.

    The reading is very good. I heard 3 minutes of other readers and did not like them. Only Becky Tatcher's voice was a little disappointing.

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    Robert 06-27-15
    Robert 06-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great storyline + presentation!"

    Loved it. It was very interesting and addicting at the same time. Great book.

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    Amazon Customer Pleasant Hill, CA, United States 03-11-15
    Amazon Customer Pleasant Hill, CA, United States 03-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "delightful"

    Still works today!! Good insight into the character of being human. Delightfully written and read.

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    Us 5 Camp 03-11-13
    Us 5 Camp 03-11-13
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    "Be Warned - Naration straight out of 1970's"
    What would have made The Adventures of Tom Sawyer better?

    Update the narration to one of todays top quality narrators and this piece, written in and for another era may be tolerable.

    The audio was so lousy and hard to hear comfortably as we drove through the rain, we pulled out of this audio book even though we were headed to Hannibal, MO as a family vacation stop.


    What didn’t you like about Patrick Fraley’s performance?

    Narration was unbearable... poor sound.. nausiating in a car.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bee arcadia ca 12-07-12
    bee arcadia ca 12-07-12 Member Since 2012

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    "revisit this great book"
    Any additional comments?

    Many years after reading both this and Huckleberry Finn, I decided to revisit them by listening. The writing, combined with this reader, is alive and fresh. It is wonderful story of how we come to respect & love other human beings ...interwoven with some great rascals, Kings and Dukes ...be sure to get Huckleberry Finn too....such a great end.

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    John F. Kaess Jacksonville, FL 05-10-12
    John F. Kaess Jacksonville, FL 05-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and narator"
    Where does The Adventures of Tom Sawyer rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It is deservedly a classic, great story well read. Among my favorites and one I would look forward to listening to again.


    What does Patrick Fraley bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Good character differentiations, good emotion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Pickering, Ontario, Canada 04-20-12
    Jeff Pickering, Ontario, Canada 04-20-12 Member Since 2015

    54 yrs, ,memb 12yrs,library -75%nonfic 10% fiction,15% classics. History, all sciences, bio, classics,diverse other interests.

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    "A JOY...FOR SOME KIDS AS WELL"

    I just loved this and Huck finn so much!!! My kids couldnt stand them ,they wouldnt even give them a chance,- but I had the best good time !!
    I highly recommend these for adults. Narration on this and huck finn by same publisher are excellent.

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    Charles Kirkwood, MO, United States 03-05-12
    Charles Kirkwood, MO, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "timeless"
    Would you listen to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer again? Why?

    a tale that never gets old.


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

    Huck Finn


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

    first time


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

    more entertained than moved


    Any additional comments?

    good for all ages

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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