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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If there is any life that is happier than the life we led on our timber ranch, it must be the sort of life which I have not read of in books or experienced in person, wrote Mark Twain, and now you can share in that experience. The beloved American humorist spent seven years on a pleasure trip through the untamed wilderness of Nevada. Twain intended to spend three months touring silver mines, but the lure of rough terrain and comfortable clothes proved irresistible - as will this vibrant travelogue. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scott | 2/20/2014

    " This past summer while in Lake Tahoe I met a Twain impersonator. He recommended reading Roughing It to hear Twain's experiences in the area first hand. It didn't disappoint. A rollicking account of Twains travels from the midwest to Nevada, California and finally Hawaii. Mark Twain is plain funny in any age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Newengland | 2/19/2014

    " Take a young Sam Clemens and put him in the Wild West with a bunch of Yahoo gold prospectors and this is what you get. I especially like the Lake Tahoe scene where they're playing an innocent game of euchre when all Hellfire breaks loose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kris | 2/7/2014

    " As any kid with a Missouri education, I'd had plenty of exposure to Twain, but it had always been his more well-known fiction (Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn) that we'd read in class. This book, a nonfiction account of Clemens' trip west with his brother, is decidedly different. Twain was in Nevada during the great silver mining rush, and in San Francisco during one of its biggest earthquakes. He discusses his visits with the Mormon community in Salt Lake City, his newspaper-editor days in the Nevada mining town of Virginia City, his visit to the Solomon Islands (Hawaii) as guest correspondent for a San Francisco newspaper, his experience as a vagrant on the streets of San Francisco, and his scheme to make his living as a lecturer in that city's theaters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ken | 1/27/2014

    " Wonderfully accurate descriptions of Northern Nevada (Washoe) and the Eastern Sierra, hilarious adventures, not to mention one of the first books about the Hawaiian Islands -- it really is an entire little book, and it's perfect. Yes, Mark Twain was one of the first white men to surf. "

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