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Extended Audio Sample Mark Twains Letters from Hawaii, by Mark Twain
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (189 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: McAvoy Layne Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Huck Finn of foreign correspondents provides a colorful account of old Honolulu, the island nobility, the City of Refuge on the Kona coast, and the active volcano of Kilauea. These selections of Mark Twain's newspaper dispatches are both charming and informative. The light touch of the great humorist is seldom missing as he reveals the loveliest fleet of islands that lie anchored in any ocean. This recording evokes the historical era with the eye of a verbal artist and the voice of the performing artist. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Todd Martin | 11/15/2013

    " Though written fairly early in his career as a way to pay for his trip to the islands, Letters from Hawaii exhibits Twain's forte for story telling and humor. There's also a bit of history mixed in, making it informative as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Micah KJ | 11/11/2013

    " Fun and weird. An interesting portrait of white colonialism in Hawaii circa the 1860's. Plus Twain is hilarious, so there's that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric | 10/27/2012

    " Must read! This is SC at his best! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tai Odunsi | 6/16/2012

    " missing the Twain wit here "

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About the Narrator

McAvoy Layne has performed as a Mark Twain impressionist from Piper’s Opera in Virginia City, Nevada, to Leningrad University in Russia. A specialist in Twain’s Western years, he is the author of the biography Hooked on Twain and portrays Twain in the Discovery Channel’s celebrated documentary The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.