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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (667 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janus Adams Narrator: Janus Adams, Bill McLinn, Mark Wayne Nelson, Robert Northern Publisher: Janus Adams, LLC Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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It's summertime; carefree barefoot days of mischief and fun. Steamboats glide the mighty Mississippi, churning river waters in an endless splash and spill. The captain gives a sign. Whistles blare their hearty hoot. Packets bulge full of the goods: tales you wouldn't believe....

Meet Sam Clemens, the young printer's devil, who would soon be known the world over as writer Mark Twain. Travel his America: from his boyhood hometown in Hannibal, Missouri, to the riverboat manse of a home he built for his own children in Hartford, Connecticut. Meet the real Tom and Becky, go spelunking in the infamous cave, pound trails west with the Pony Express, and laugh at the croaks and jokes of that Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

Recorded on location in Hannibal and Hartford, this audio is perfect for BackPax trailblazers (kids) age 8 and older.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 2/4/2014

    " I was expecting to find curmudgeonly skepticism but I was saddened and disappointed to learn that Sam Clemens was quite antisemitic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Rex | 1/30/2014

    " Mark Twain is the greatest. His sharp wit, brutal cynicism and sardonic social commentary all come to play in this collection of Twain's "religious" writings. Biblical interpretations and re-telling of classic Christian tales in a way only Twain could do it. Highly recommended is the essay "Letters from the Earth". Jesus himself would laugh at this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/12/2014

    " Very witty. If you like satire, this book is for you. Curious would probably be the best word to describe it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/2/2014

    " No wonder he didn't want this published during his lifetime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K. | 1/1/2014

    " a funny compilation of twain's irreverant satire "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edris Daughtry | 12/28/2013

    " Presents a different outlook! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 12/19/2013

    " I've tried to read this but enough! The start of it is awfully boring Notes on the texts and Twain's writings aren't as good as I expected. However I did give up at page 57 maybe it gets better but I don't care anymore to find out. "

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

    " Should be required reading for Christians, Jews, Atheists, and Agnostics alike...Great Great stuff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 11/28/2013

    " required reading for every southerner who wants to truly know god... my all-time favorite line ever written was taken from this book. an inscription on eve's gravestone: "wheresoever she dwelt, there was eden." a master at his prime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Boeh | 11/27/2013

    " This book is worth reading every couple of years for any Mark Twain fan. He compiles the best of his humor and satirical writing. You can't read one page without laughing out loud. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shane | 11/27/2013

    " I think Mark should have left the Bible to its original authors "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick\ | 10/14/2013

    " A book I return to, but always disappointingly so. Twain's questioning of Christian stupidity is always healthy and useful; this is over-reaching but worth the look. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 7/20/2013

    " This book makes you think. These writings were too controversial to be published in his own time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Porter | 4/17/2013

    " Interesting look at heaven and creation story--humorous at points but not really 'biblical' (didn't read all of 'letters from earth' which is much darker and frank with Twain's frustration with the Bible) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dora | 12/25/2012

    " There were some wonderfully witty and insightful moments sandwiched between some less than amusing pieces. Unfortunately, the witty came less often that I would have hoped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brody | 3/1/2012

    " HILARIOUS. I can't say enough about Twain-- his insights are right on the money, and he dissects things in a way I personally had never thought about, but makes so much sense immidietly upon hearing them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/7/2011

    " I tried, but I couldn't finish this book. I guess I'm just not a fan of Twain's sense of humor, although in theory I do appreciate his blasphemous fun-poking at the Bible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jeanette | 9/29/2011

    " This book is fascinating. If you like Twain you will love this book that Dr. McCullough has put together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 11/6/2010

    " Twain is excellent. I did not like the way this book was compiled and formatted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will Mason | 7/10/2010

    " Pretty much the most clear-headed opinion on Biblical matters I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chriskolak | 6/19/2010

    " Worth getting for The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Letters from Earth, and a couple other stories, but most of the book is of interest only to people doing a very in depth study of his writing. "

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