The Innocents Abroad

Narrated by: David McCallion
Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In June 1867, Mark Twain set sail for Europe and the Holy Land. Twain recorded this adventurous trip and later turned it into The Innocents Abroad. This book became so popular overseas that it would propel him into an international star. 

The Innocents Abroad is Twain’s account of his thoughts of the Old World, including Paris, Venice, Pompeii, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, as well as many other noteworthy cities. His disbelief and wonder are told with humor that endeared Twain to American audiences. Mark Twain referred to this adventure as his Great Pleasure Excursion. His account of this adventure would eventually become one of the best travel books of the 19th century. 

Mark Twain is a famous American author whose works still enchant listeners today. The Innocents Abroad is one of many classics this great author left behind.

Public Domain (P)2018 A.R.N. Publications

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Big Mistake

Mark Twain is an iconic American writer. His literary voice is the definition of The Yankee. Why in god's name would you hire an English accent to read this book? The guy mispronounces the names and utterly misses the punchlines. He does't understand the irony or understatement of the writing. He flattens it out like a steamroller. This is a great yarn and the reader completely destroys it. It's just grating. Don't buy this. It is a fun, LOL read as a book, or seek out some other audio reader version. Almost anything would be better than this turkey.

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Great view of the Middle East according to Twain

interesting perspective of the Middle East by Twain. Seems he didn't think much of most cultures or the people. It was impressive to hear him describe the actual people, places and things then compare to my own memory of some of these places I traveled to while in the Marine Corps.

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Moments of mirth

This was incredibly long! Mark Twain is unapologetically sarcastic and very cutting with some of his observations. I loved those bits. Other times his writing resembles bullet points and or bored rants. Overall I’m glad I persevered to the end.

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Excellent!!

Felt like one of the travellers. Hard to belive it is over 100 years old.

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Read with a British accent

I cannot understand why the publisher would have allowed this to be read in a British accent, versus a late-1800's Southern accent. I don't find this title enjoyable because of this single fact.

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