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Publisher's Summary

Through his imagined journals of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain wrote what has been called “one of the great love stories of all time.” Mandy Patinkin and Betty Buckley bring Adam and Eve to life, capturing the expected humor as well as the tender eloquence of Twain’s most personal, heartfelt writing. In one of his last recordings, Walter Cronkite provides an illuminating commentary on how the author came to reinterpret the Genesis story. This expanded edition, unlike any other version, incorporates previously unpublished passages as well as Mark Twain’s mislaid final revision of “Adam’s Diary.”

©1999 Fair Oaks Press (P)1999 Fair Oaks Press

Critic Reviews

  • Grammy nomination for "Best Spoken-Word Recording," 1999
  • Publisher's Weekly "Best of the Best," 1999
  • Audie Award for "Best Multi-Voice Narration," 2000
“The best of the best.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“A treasure. You’ll want to listen to this one more than once.” ( Roanoke Times)
“An enchanting re-creation.” (National Public Radio’s All Things Considered)

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Original, funny, well read!

Cleverly funny, tender, and they couldn't have found anyone better to perform it. This might be the best of the nearly 100 audible book I have bought to date!

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a perfect performance

This might be the best produced audio book of them all. The acting was perfect. It is Mark Twain and we all know what to expect from him, so I don't feel the need to review the subject matter. It is classic Twain

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Outstanding

Love it. Humorous Well narrated. Each character was awesome .Love the dialogue . Favorite audio 🤗

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twisted, tormented, timeless

thoughtfully done, with simple words
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sorrowful moments, with happy veins
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Great Entertainment from the Garden of Eden

Where does The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Amoung the best

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Which scene was your favorite?

Eve talking about her observations and the man - woman relationship

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With Walter Kronkite giving the intro and Mandy Patinkin and Betty Buckley as Adam and Eve this is a splendid, quick moving, insightful, fun listen.

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  • Stacy Slick
  • 03-18-20

Hard to find a full combined version

Loved the brief biography at end by Walter Cronkite! A shame the last statement is true.