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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (685 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Brian Ogden Publisher: PC Treasures, Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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A wonderful collection of four masterful tales by Mark Twain - America's favorite author. Filled with all the raw humanity with which Twain wrote, the stories include The Professor's Yarn, about a riverboat gambler's attempt to swindle a pompous cattleman; The California Tale, which tells of the undying devotion a lonely pioneer feels for his beautiful wife; A Dying Man's Confession, a dark tale of renegade soldiers, murder, and revenge; and The Man Who Put Up At Gadsby's, a hilarious story of a haughty teacher seeking to secure a position as postmaster. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 2/18/2014

    " Mark Twain, well-known for Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, is perhaps less well-known by the general populace for his witty and biting commentaries on human nature and society. The Mysterious Stranger is just such a story. Set in 17th century Austria, The Mysterious Stranger tells the story of three teenage boys who encounter a boy named Philip Traum, aka Satan (not THE Satan, Philip claims, but his nephew). Philip is an angel and lacks what he terms "The Moral Sense." Which makes for some interesting adventures in a heavily Catholic community. Twain really forces the reader to question commonly held ideas about religion and what it means to be a human being. A great moral and philosophical work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/18/2014

    " A novelette that is very different from Twain's more popular works. Twain plays with some philosophical and religious views that makes for some entertaining dark humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/30/2013

    " A nice collection of four short stories by Mark Twain. The first two, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and The 1,000,000 Pound Bank-Note, are more on the humorous side, while the last two, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and The Mysterious Stranger, focus more on human nature and its faults. Of the four, The Mysterious Stranger stands out as my favorite. I found it interesting that even though Satan causes many to die, he makes some really good points about how we treat each other. The discussion with Theodor after the lady is hanged (pg. 110-111) was particularly relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian L. | 12/25/2013

    " Who am I to judge Twain? It reminded me how Twain's style will never grow old. This novella aptly combines he's talent for wit and drama. I'm recommending it to all my friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aurora | 12/20/2013

    " Many interesting ideas come out of The Mysterious Stranger, but not enough to make it a favorite. It jumps around and seems like many ideas were written down, but never refined. If Twain made it to heaven after writing this, it would be one to ask him about this when I get there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jamie | 12/14/2013

    " My favorite of Twain's works so far. i've read huck fin, tom sawyer, diary of adam and eve, on the decay of the art of lying, but this story is his most imaginative, insightful and cynical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 12/13/2013

    " I felt guilty for never reading anything written by Mark Twain but then I came across this for free on my iBooks so I couldn't go wrong. And I didn't; he is an amazing author and his writing is extremely compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 12/9/2013

    " Damn. What a mind, what skill! I am quite smitten with Mark Twain. His observations/tales remain spot on. They are timeless commentaries on human kind with a dark, dark chuckle. Mark Twain would definitely be on my fantasy dinner guest list. Wish I could give him ten stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Roberts | 8/19/2012

    " I almost gave this five stars but a couple of the stories seemed flat to me and the novella The Mysterious Stranger is obviously an unfinished work. Still, you get some of Twain's best work here. The Five Boons of Life, is wonderfully cynical and one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Moseley-Helber | 5/2/2012

    " I found some of the stories boring and senseless, some morbid and sad (I really hated "A Dog's Tale") but most were thought provoking. However, the whole book is worth plowing through to get to "The Mysterious Stranger". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R. Joy Helvie | 11/4/2011

    " Only giving it 3 stars 'cause it includes the improper version of "Mysterious Stranger." Everything else is amazing, but of course it's Mark Twain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/8/2011

    " I would force everyone to read this if i could. A must is the Mysterious Stranger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie Lowenthal | 5/7/2010

    " The Mysterious Stranger is a morality tale of sorts that has taken up permanent residence in my semi-consciousness.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 11/27/2009

    " I was surprised by this -being that it was written by Mark Twain. Different and deeper for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mainrun | 11/5/2009

    " This has been my "in between" book. If I finish a book but don't get to the library to check out the next one this is the book I would read. I am not a big fan of short stories but this wasn't too bad. Around 12/25/210 (CHRISTMAS!) decided to finish th "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucky | 1/17/2009

    " I really like Mark Twain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 6/17/2008

    " The first thing Missouri ever gave me...well other than the chlymadia. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.