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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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    College Student 03-02-04 Member Since 2013
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    "Listen First before you wast your money!"

    My family and I just finished listening to Huck Finn read by Dick Hill (Brilliance Audio). Based upon our enjoyment of that amazing rendition we went looking for Tom Sawyer. Being an Audible subscriber I looked here first, disappointed to find no Dick Hill version but willing to take a chance based upon positive reviews here of Patrick Fraley's version, we chose to purchase Tom Sawyer from Audible read by the much lauded Patrick Fraley.
    I am at a loss to explain the good reviews. Patrick Fraley probably does a great rendition of Jonathan Winters imitating a simpering woman, but his characterizations of the players in Tom Sawyer are nothing short of painful.
    After an arduous 2 hours of listening the entire family (7 year old on up) voted to not finish this version. So we wrote off this purchase as a bad investment and purchased the Brilliance Audio version narrated by Dick Hill, because he is that good, and Patrick Fraley is (in this instance) that bad.
    Save your money and listen to the sample before you buy.

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    Tabea Pawlitzki 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Childhood Revisited"

    When I was young this book had a profound influence on me. It was such a pleasure to rediscover this almost 20 years later, and remember the times when I tried to recreate all of Tom's adventures.
    The narrator was stellar. Such a terrific job, and he captured the humour so well. I laughed out loud at his acting when the boys got sick from the pipes. Thank you for this beautiful reading.

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    Hollen Columbia, SC, United States 04-11-17
    Hollen Columbia, SC, United States 04-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed the performance."

    This is a wonderful story and I only wish that I had listened to them in order. I listened to Hick Fin first but both were greatly entertaining.

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    Christine 12-27-16
    Christine 12-27-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Hi I'm in love and miss you so I don't think that I have a great way of the day"

    The fact is that this is a very good book and I listen to it daily

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    Fred H Cape Coral, Fl USA 05-05-16
    Fred H 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 2017
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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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