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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Peter Berkro Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Originally published over one hundred years ago, Roughing It is Mark Twain’s second major work, after the success of his 1869 travel book, Innocents Abroad. This humorous travel book, based on Twain’s stagecoach journey through the American West and his adventures in the Pacific islands, is full of colorful caricatures of outlandish locals and detailed sketches of frontier life. Roughing It describes how the narrator, a polite greenhorn from the East, is initiated into the rough-and-tumble society of the frontier. He works his way through Nevada, California, and the Pacific islands as a prospector, journalist, and lecturer, and along the way he meets a number of colorful characters.

Wonderfully entertaining, Twain successfully finds humor in spite of his mishaps while also giving the listener insight into that time and place of American history.

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

    " Loved Twain's style and wit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/18/2014

    " Great book about the wild west. I'd love it more if it were tainted with that era's disdain for Native Americans. Plus his long narrative about Hawaii gets to be a bit much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bradley T krist | 2/12/2014

    " This book could be named Fear and Loathing in the old west. 1870's Gonzo "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott Holmes | 2/11/2014

    " Fascinating portraits of the American West circa 1860's. Often the truth of the times becomes more apparent by exaggeration. We also learn much about the man that became Mark Twain. "

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