The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Narrated by: Lee Howard
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the fence the next day as punishment.

He cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He then trades the treasures for Sunday School tickets which one normally receives for memorizing verses, redeeming them for a Bible, much to the surprise and bewilderment of the superintendent who thought "it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises - a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt."

Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by kissing him. But their romance collapses when she learns Tom has been "engaged" previously to Amy Lawrence. Shortly after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness the murder of Dr. Robinson.

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A competent Reader

If you are looking for a very affordable version of Tom Sawyer with a competent reader, this version should suffice. Definitely a non-Professional narrator, but also definitely worth 66 cents...

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excellent book

I have always loved this book and Tom Sawyer is read expertly by Lee Howard.

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#1 book I read so far.

loved it. Esspecialy the part with the cave. Narrator was awesome. re-read book two times.

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Still great!

okay now I've written two reviews, why weren't they submitted? The seems a little too complicated for me! still a great book though.