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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

This humorous and nostalgic novel takes the listener back to the carefree days of boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up.

Just what did boys do in a small Midwestern town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They whitewashed fences, floated down rivers, traded marbles, formed secret societies, smoked pipes, and, on occasion, managed to attend their own funerals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic worth listening to!

  • By UlrikeDG on 10-29-13

Great story, Great storyteller.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be better than the print version?

We had listened to Tom Sawyer years ago but once again it came up in our homeschool curriculum and we enjoyed this copy very much. The story teller's reading was enjoyable to listen to and made the story come alive.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The King's Fifth

  • By: Scott O'Dell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

While awaiting trial for murder and withholding from the king the obligatory fifth of the gold found in Cibola, Esteban, a 17-year-old cartographer, recalls his adventures with a band of conquistadors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Where do we go with this evil burden?"

  • By Jefferson on 04-27-15

A favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-10

My 12 year old son listened to this story for a book club but enjoyed it enough to listen to it again. He said it was a bit difficult the first time through to follow who the characters were but that may have been the unfamiliar names. He has listened to it at least 3 times and still enjoys it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • By The Great Horn Spoon!

  • By: Sid Fleischman
  • Narrated by: Willard E. Lape, Jr, the Full Cast Family
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

One of Newbery Medalist Sid Fleischman's most beloved books, this rip-snortin' saga of a young man and his butler bound for California during the great Gold Rush was just made to be read by a full cast. Our collection of coots, codgers, geezers, and outlaws will have you laughing out loud...when you're not holding your breath in suspense!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoon!

  • By Steven on 03-03-08

A great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-10

My boys listened to this story for school but loved it. They even listened to it a second time while traveling. The characters do a fantastic job and having more than one makes it so much fun to listen to. Your kids won't even realize they are learning about history!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful