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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: James Carroll Jordan Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Compiled and performed by James Carroll Jordan, this is an entertaining take on Mark Twain's early writing. Taking inspiration from Roughing It, Twain's semi-autobiographical travelogue, Jordan presents the story much as Mark Twain may have done himself in his days on the lecture circuit in the 19th century.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 5/31/2011

    " Like the Innocent's abroad book except that now he has us wandering in the USA west coast. Grat stories of silver rushes and laws, etc. What a time to be alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rllk4 | 4/15/2011

    " Enjoyed reading this non-fiction Twain book. Laughed out loud at several points. Some parts about silver mining got a little dry, but still fascinating to see early West history through Twain's eyes when he was just starting out writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 3/16/2011

    " Regarded (by Twain) as the first book about the "far west" in the United States by someone who was there. Great so far. Twain before he was polished, so its rough, and still hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/9/2011

    " I read this years ago and thought I'd pull it out again. I love Twain but this is a travelogue and isn't always a page turn. It is fun to hear him give his first hand accounts of stage coach travel, the 1865 quake in San Francisco and the gold rush though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 1/7/2011

    " A bit uneven. Some parts were pretty funny. Some parts dragged. A fascinating snapshot of American history, humanity, attitudes and anecdotes from the 1860's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 11/29/2010

    " Very interesting and totally unique tale of the west. Particularly enjoyed his description of Hawaii before it was claimed by the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aneel | 10/23/2010

    " There are a lot of amusing anecdotes in this, but I wish it had been about half as long. "

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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.