(P)1995 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
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.
Still works today!! Good insight into the character of being human. Delightfully written and read.
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.
Narration was unbearable... poor sound.. nausiating in a car.
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.
It is deservedly a classic, great story well read. Among my favorites and one I would look forward to listening to again.
Good character differentiations, good emotion.
If I could
54 yrs, ,memb 12yrs,library -75%nonfic 10% fiction,15% classics. History, all sciences, bio, classics,diverse other interests.
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.
a tale that never gets old.
more entertained than moved
good for all ages
Yes, growing up in a different age, I could so relate to the adventures depicted in this classic story.
The accents, the enthusiasm, the subtle humor were all so very well interpreted.
This book caught my heart and held my attention from the first word. Wonderfully narrated by Patrick Fraley, his multi-personalitied voice captured each character wonderfully. His impressions of young girls reading poetry had me in riots of tears on my long trips home as I commute from work. I looked forward to the traffic days and almost felt deprived on the days the commute was smooth. Download this book. It is a story that will stay in your heart.
"Tom Sawyer" is one of those books that almost everyone in America is forced to read growing up. Somehow I avoided that assignment, but managed to stumble across it years later. I'm glad that I read it on my own instead of being assigned it. Reading it for my own pleasure was a delight. Some of the plot lines and gags are cliche, but in listening to the various sections I got the impression that the masterful implementation of those plot lines and gags in books like "Tom Sawyer" are why the same plot lines and gags are continually mined for comedic gold.
A delightful and quick read. I was disappointed when it ended.
As for the reader, I cannot compare him to the other readers of "Tom Sawyer," but I thought that he had a solid blend of folksy-ism and enthusiasm.
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