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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: The St. Charles Players Publisher: Monterey SoundWorks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN:
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Toward the end of the Hundred Years War between France and England, as Merlin predicted, a great warrior emerged, uniting a beleaguered nation and leading it to improbable victories. It was said this warrior was a messenger of God. And it may have been, for a country was saved and a kingdom restored. This great leader of men, this messenger who united a nation, was a 17-year-old maiden named Joan. This is her story as recounted by her secretary and page.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/20/2014

    " Intriguing! I never would have known that this was written by Mark Twain had his name not been on the cover. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Ellingford | 2/13/2014

    " i think he did a good job writing it but it did not interest me he was very descriptive and had a lot of information "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mer | 1/14/2014

    " One of the more interesting and well-researched biographies of Joan of Arc I've yet read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/12/2014

    " by the time mark twain had said this was the most important book of his career he had become a silly parody of himself. huck finn is the most important book in this country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 1/3/2014

    " I thought the beginning was pretty enjoyable and was amazed overall with her story. The middle through the end got a little boring for me because there was a lot of history with all the wars etc. (History was never my favorite subject in school.) Her story is inspiring and a great reminder that God is in control, still speaks to and loves His children, and that miracles do happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey Avereyn | 1/3/2014

    " Joan of Arc...a worthy example of faith, patriotism and seeking to please God before men. Made me want to go visit her France. "

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

    " very good, for some reason I was so slow at reading this. But I did enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Max | 12/17/2013

    " Very serious. Surprisingly so. Mostly interested in it because it was by Twain, and so different from everything else I've read by him. But really, it's no Huck Finn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selina | 12/12/2013

    " Mark Twain dubbed this his best work and I agree. A richly spiritual book, that floows the life of Joan of Arc from birth to her heartbreaking death. The spiritual side is what drew me from the beginnng. She truly believed she was doing GOd's will, and by the end of the book, so did I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 12/6/2013

    " Mark Twain is a great storyteller! I hardly knew a thing about Joan of Arc before reading this book. Her story is quite unbelievable. It made me curious to read another biography of her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kluless | 10/31/2013

    " I have loved this book forever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/20/2013

    " The book was hard for me to read, but I love the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 9/7/2013

    " this book was very long,but it was a good book.i liked it because it was a little differant.but i like the ending,in ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcy Rugland | 7/29/2013

    " Better than any required leadership reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 9/20/2011

    " I really enjoyed getting to know the true life and short mission of Joan of Arc. She is a brave woman and hero I can look up to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna | 4/5/2011

    " a. maze. ing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 6/16/2010

    " Who would put Mark Twain together with Joan of Arc? Not me, but he does an outstanding job with this historical fiction book. I loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chelseanacke | 6/22/2009

    " I was really disappointed by this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 2/7/2006

    " I'm not sure why more people don't know about this book. I'm not sure why I didn't know about this book. It is brilliant. Mark Twain loves Joan of Arc, and now I see why. The story is compelling, inspiring, true. Read it while in France, which made it all the more stirring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelby Stafford | 9/2/2005

    " I need to read this again. I read it in approximately 5th grade, hence the 2 stars are a result of what I remember from then "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindy | 6/15/2005

    " 2.5 maybe. An interesting history and a few good "Twain-y" side characters and plots. Fascinatingly enough, when Twain isn't being sarcastic, he tends WAY toward the sappy. It was apparently his favorite book he ever wrote though... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 12/5/2004

    " I just couldn't get interested in the topic and my love of Twain couldn't carry me through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peacegal | 12/2/2004

    " Religion is not much of an interest of mine, but it is hard not to fall for this inspiring story of courage and conviction. "

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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.