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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Eric G. Dove Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781624069284
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Who could forget the pranks, the adventures, the sheer fun of Tom Sawyer? From Tom’s sly trickery with the whitewashed fence to his and Becky Thatcher’s calamities in Bat Cave, the enjoyment never ends.

Just what did boys do in a small town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They whitewashed fences, floated down rivers, traded marbles, formed secret societies, smoked pipes, and, on occasion, managed to attend their own funerals. Yes, they may have been a bit mischievous, but as Aunt Polly said of Tom when she believed him to be dead, “He was the best-hearted boy that ever was.” Aunt Polly’s sentiments reveal one of Mark Twain’s cardinal philosophies: In this deceitful and infirm world, innocence can be found only in the heart of a boy.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a humorous and nostalgic book depicting the carefree days of boyhood in a small Midwestern town. The characters are based on Twain’s schoolmates and the town, Hannibal, Missouri, is where Twain grew up.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Livi Ross-musick | 2/20/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Twain captures perfectly the mind of the little boy and it had excitement and adventure without cliche feats that a real little boy would be unlikely to accomplish. That's the thing I liked most about this book, is the likelyhood of it. Everything that happened is perfectly plausible in the real world and a lot of it probably did happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 2/19/2014

    " Beloved childhood story! It was awesome to live with Tom so much naughty adventures! lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 2/19/2014

    " I love the humour Mark Twain puts into this book, when you're reading this book you think, "Tom's growing up and learning all these life lessons along the way!" then at the end Tom asks Huck to join his "Robber Group" and you're at the beginning again, I don't know if Tom will ever grow up:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/18/2014

    " It was ok butt it was to long of a book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 matteo | 2/17/2014

    " This book reminds me of growing up. The vignettes in this book are from Disney Channel movies in the 1980s, from Jason Robards and Hal Holbrook, from Tom Sawyer Island. Scenes and characters that have moved far beyond the book and movies and into popular culture. Whitewashing the fence, the graveyard at midnight, crashing your own funeral. Becky Thatcher, Sid, Huck, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe. It is like To Kill a Mockingbird in that it flashes you back to a time and a place, and you feel like you are there, even if you have never experienced anything like it--because it is a universal experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " I love this tale of the free-spirited boy. The ending was also very well played out. I was caught by surprise when Injun Joe was hiding in the cave and then later died there. I will definitely read The Adventures of Huck Finn! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra | 2/13/2014

    " It was boring for me definitely not my type of book. I realy don't like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prajwal Samal | 2/12/2014

    " This book is a highly entertaining one. It has humor and adventure packed in it. Its a truly Mark Twain's masterpiece. The story is about a little boy named Tom Sawyer who with his little wits changes the fortune of the town. The book embarks on an brilliant adventure of Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn. This book is very worth reading and i recommend this to all "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 2/12/2014

    " After finally reading this book, it is obvious why it is a classic. The chapter; The Cat and The Painkiller made me laugh out loud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 2/11/2014

    " Also read this one with Dad :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan | 2/9/2014

    " Loved the book! loved the characters and the stories!!! It makes you imagine yourself in the adventures depicted in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny McGarry | 2/8/2014

    " The book is about the joys of childhood, interlaced with a community filled with racism and prejudice and how children deal with such adult subjects. I really enjoyed the book because I enjoy the satire that Mark Twain uses through out this book. He uses a lot of satire to comment on how people worked at that time and I thought it was a good comment. It showed the innocence of childhood and I think that he portrayed it correctly and he did a good job at that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/6/2014

    " i'm clearly not the target audience for this book, but i can certainly see its value for young male readers. it's charming and energetic, full of adventure and i could easily identify myself as a young girl craving experiences like tom's. i remember digging for treasure and how exciting it was when i discovered anything. and now my daughter is experiencing that same curiousity and excitement. this book is childhood captured and well-told. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Martine | 2/6/2014

    " Exciting and reminds me of my youth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Bridson | 2/5/2014

    " Mark Twain was a very gifted writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Tanner | 2/3/2014

    " I found this book more enjoyable than Huck Finn. Fun story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Pike | 2/3/2014

    " Another must read. Well written and enjoyable. Clearly aimed at a younger audience but still worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maira | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It was wonderful to see what young boys got up to, and it is so different to nowadays, evidently because of the new technology and such. That they did things outside in the open a lot more is much better (I think) to todays' sources of entertainment. It was very successfully written in a boy's perspective too (but not first person - third), which did a lot to make the book even better because a lot of attempts at writing in a young person's perspective can go awfully wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Donahoe | 1/27/2014

    " read during my semester abroad at Cambridge University, England "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vincent Harris | 1/27/2014

    " The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin is an interesting and adventurous book. This book makes me feel like I am actually in the story. The book is about a rebellious, mischievous, scheme playing, disobedient kid who lives with his Aunt Polly and older brother Sid. He was always getting into trouble like fighting other kids, and steeling some jam. One day Tom got punished and he had to whitewash an entire fence. He tricked some other kids telling them that whitewashing was a fun so that he could go play with his friend Joe. This book also had some romance; he liked a girl Becky at school. He kissed her and she rejects him. He tells her that he is engaged with someone else to make her jealous and she rejects him again. Tom gets upset and skipped the rest of the school day and he ran into a homeless boy named Huckleberry Fin. He was the town drunk son and he was mischievous too, and they became friends. Tom, Huck, Joe were very close. It was like they were brothers. They liked to play robbers so one time they ran away to an island and pretended they were pirates. Toms Aunt Polly, Joe’s mom thought that they were dead, so, Tom went back home to leave a note telling her that they were alive and safe. Instead came up with a plan he, Huck, and Joe were going to attend their own funeral. That night the three boys spotted Injun Joe, Mr. Muff Potters, and Dr. Roberson. The men were in a grave yard looking for bodies and they were arguing. Then Injun Joe knocked out Mr. Potters and then killed Dr. Roberson. When Mr. Potters woke up, Injun Joe told him that he killed Dr. Roberson. The boys saw the whole thing. They ran away hoping that Injun Joe did not see them. They made a promise not tell anyone what had happened. All though Tom was a bad boy, he also had a kind heart. He didn’t want Mr. Potters to go to jail for something he didn’t do so he broke the promise and the boys went home and Tom told the police that Mr. Potters was not the one that killed Dr. Roberson, it was Injun Joe. By the time he told the police, Injun Joe had ran off. Huck over heard Injun Joe plotting to kill Mrs. Douglass. He was kind hearted person too so he went and told the police and they ran him off. Back at school, Tom was still trying to impress Becky. At lunch she ripped a page from the teacher’s book and Tom took the blame for her and they became friends. Tom’s class went on a field trip to a cave. Becky and Tom got lost inside the cave. While trying to find there way out, the accidentally ran into Injun Joe but he didn’t see them. The saw that he had some valuable treasure. They quietly left unnoticed and fount their way out. They went to go tell that Injun Joe was in the cave but come to find out, the cave had been sealed. By the time they unsealed it, they saw that Injun Joe was already dead. Tom and Huck found the treasure and became rich. Mrs. Douglass was grateful that Huck had saved her so she adopted him. Tom and Huck made a pack to start a gang of robbers when they are grown. I LOVED this book. It made me feel that Tom’s and my life are the same because I have ran away before, I have stole something before, I’ve got into fights, I played pranks on other people, but I still have a kind heart. Would recommend this book because it is and exciting and fun book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 1/26/2014

    " I definitely enjoyed this book more as an adult than I ever did as a kid. I caught more of what was going on. My son and I listened to it on audio and he really liked the crazy things Tom did. He is now more interested in some of the classic books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kieran | 1/24/2014

    " I read this book for school. I would've like it more if i was an 8 year old boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joellen | 1/23/2014

    " Mark Twain is the first author I discovered as a young reader. I read all of his books before I graduated from high school. The beautiful thing about Twain is that when retreading him, at different ages, the books continue to speak to you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary | 1/23/2014

    " It was full of adventure and I wish there was a second book to this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabel | 1/22/2014

    " I loved reading this book too. It was a long time ago, probably when I was in middle school. I think all children should read this book and Tom Sawyer. They are so thoroughly enjoyable. I remember laughing a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/20/2014

    " Perhaps I did read this back in the day, after all. Quite a charming story, IMHO. If I'd known Tom, I would have been the tomboy in his gang. But no, I always had my own gang. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Tallent | 1/20/2014

    " One of the best insights into the minds of young boys who love the outdoors and all the adventures they can find there. I loved reading this to my daughter. It gave me the chance to relive one of the happy memories of childhood - Tom Sawyer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie | 1/19/2014

    " Twain's writing style is a bit difficult to understand, and the southern slang is a little hard to grasp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett Adams | 1/18/2014

    " Fun story. Definitely more of a children's book than Huck Finn, but a good set up and well painted characters and exposition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muhammed | 1/18/2014

    " The fight inside Tom to tell the truth in the court describes the eternal fight between right and wrong as wrong always promises safety while Right offers peace of mind and heart "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Martinez | 1/17/2014

    " I really thought this book was alright. I loved the trickery used by Tom and the originality thought by Mark Twain. Unfortunately, this book was written in the 1800's and the language was very distracting, especially for someone like me who does not read old works. This book is a classic, and should be read, however. Don't pass it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jr Kreuzburg | 1/16/2014

    " The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was a great book. This book took place in early America. In the book Tom the main character and Huck his companion go through great adventures. Kids think that the adventures our cool and dangerous. In the adults eye Tom learns from these adventures and matures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 1/16/2014

    " Again, I am not worthy to review such a masterpiece. It was a pleasure, and I will only note that the narrator did justice to this classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Huang | 1/16/2014

    " The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of my favorite books. The author is Mark Twain and I like this book because it is for everyone. Adults and children can all read this book because children can just read the adventures. Adults can go deeper in the book and interpret what Twain is really saying to the reader. The main characters in the book are Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Aunt Polly, Sid, Becky, and Judge Thatcher. Some minor characters are Ben Rogers, Joe Harper, Dr. Robinson, Muff Potter, and Mrs. Thatcher. The setting is in St. Petersburg, Missouri. The main antagonist in the book is Injun Joe, a native american who killed Dr. Robinson. In the beginning of the book, Tom and Aunt Polly were fighting a lot. Sid was always the perfect kid and Aunt Polly would beat up Tom even if Sid was the one that should have been beaten. Tom grows throughout the book and Twain consistently reminds the reader that Tom is still just a kid when he tries to act mature.Such as when he finally spoke truth to Aunt Polly. He tried to make up with Becky but she rejected him and he started showing off. Tom still gets into fights with Aunt Polly but now he cares for others and not just himself. There are many quotes that I like in this book, but the main quote is “The elastic youth be compressed into one constrained shape for a long time”-Mark Twain (ATS p. 65) It is true that a kid can change moods very fast. When I am sad, I get happy really fast and forget the sad moments. I also learned a life lesson in this book and it might help me in the future. That is 'the great law of human action' which Twain says is in order to make someone covet something, it is only necessary to make it harder to get. This is really true. Why is gold so expensive, because it is hard to find! The reason why Twain wrote this in my opinion is for us to think deeper and not just read what the storyline is but the hidden messages. This book is a great book because it contains all the elements to become a great book. It has irony, great quotes, and the book really makes the reader think deeper and debate. There are many examples of irony in this book and that makes it funny. It was ironic when Tom made Ben Rogers and the other kids help him whitewash the fence and getting things for it using the great law of human action. I give this book a 5 out of 5 because it showed me for the first time what a good book needs. It also taught me what irony meant and how you can’t be happy even if you have a lot of money. People always want things but when they get it they don’t think it is really special. When I was young, I always wanted toys but then I only play for it for 10 minutes then I don’t care about it anymore. I like how Twain keeps some things vague such as how Tom’s mother died so the reader can imagine and have their opinions and debate. So that’s why I rate this book a 5 out of 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theshanster | 1/16/2014

    " Really an excellent book. A bit tricky for an 8 year old to understand given the slang used but its worth getting use to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Varci | 1/16/2014

    " It was really slow at first but it picked up by the middle and was great to the end! P.S. I listened to this book while driving - love "good reads" or good listenings rather. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelle Jensen | 1/14/2014

    " 6/2012: It was nice to revisit a childhood classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sage | 1/13/2014

    " The story line fascinated me, but in some parts, it felt like it never would have ended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/12/2014

    " A well-written book, but more suited towards boys. I did not care for this edition: while it was packed with facts and illustrations, the marginalia distracted from the actual text and could be overwhelming in the reader's peripheral vision. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arun S. | 1/11/2014

    " This book was one of the childhood favourite of mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Brown | 1/10/2014

    " Yes, a great book and a classic, but I liked Huckleberry Finn more, so that's why I give Tom a 4 instead of a 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anytha | 1/9/2014

    " You'll enjoy the ride with Tom and his way of seeing life.. One of the must-to-read books during childhood.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy J | 1/8/2014

    " Real funny for such an old book. I read this in class where there was an in depth analysis and grew to really respect Mark Twain's clever satire. Book itself has a funny storyline with risk and action of young Tom Sawyer and his friends "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zuzana | 1/7/2014

    " Tom's character was an unpleasant surprise. He's kinda jerk. Too self-serving and self-absorbed to be genuinely likable. I'd take Huck over Tom anyday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justine | 1/4/2014

    " this was a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Xd | 1/3/2014

    " I've read this far too man times to be healthy ... And I love it more and more each time!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nmsbay | 1/3/2014

    " Mark Twain really is brilliant! I loved this! I think anyone who has a little boy should read this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Marie | 1/2/2014

    " Just not as good or as meaningful as Huck Finn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Leonard | 12/31/2013

    " I really have never understood why kids avoid these books exactly.When I was a kid I loved reading about Tom and Huck. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abigail Perez | 12/29/2013

    " It was an iteresting book. I read it as a class in English. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 12/29/2013

    " Wonderful book that I love! My all-time favourite part is when he manages to get all the others to believe that white-washing a fence is the most fun a child can have! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allison Chan | 12/27/2013

    " ...YUCK! I got so bored!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/27/2013

    " The joys of childhood before television came along and ruined it all are descriped with such humor and joy in this great adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alina | 12/24/2013

    " A classic adolescence coming of age story that I read in not only the 4th grade, but the 6th. A staple in American literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Tanner | 12/18/2013

    " I found this book more enjoyable than Huck Finn. Fun story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ameek Sarkar | 12/15/2013

    " Best book of my childhood... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/15/2013

    " My very first book at the age of nine, bought by my Dad. I first fell in love watching the Japanese cartoons, but reading it was a lot different. It was an adventure. Very intriguing and captivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kieran | 12/13/2013

    " I read this book for school. I would've like it more if i was an 8 year old boy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garrett Cash | 12/12/2013

    " The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a comic masterpiece that is often wrongly overshadowed by its more serious sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. More review to come later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Borud | 12/11/2013

    " Fun and adventuresome. a trip down childhood lane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starr | 12/10/2013

    " Being drawn from Mark Twain's own childhood, this book is a compelling story. More than that, it's a glipse into the past. The characters are alive and real. The story isn't impossible. I recommend this book in it's original format to not lose any of the flavor that Twain intended it to have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 12/3/2013

    " Beloved childhood story! It was awesome to live with Tom so much naughty adventures! lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Kenneth Swain | 11/24/2013

    " Nothing I can say about this classic that hasn't already been said thousands of time in the past 135-odd years. Nothing too terribly deep here, just good childhood fun. Shame on you if you've never read it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra | 11/8/2013

    " It was boring for me definitely not my type of book. I realy don't like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wanda | 11/7/2013

    " Not a favorite book. It was good and no doubt some youth will find this book funny and entertaining. What kid wouldn't want to try some of the antics of Tom Sawyer? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 10/23/2013

    " I'm reading this for class and honestly it's pretty boring I probably wouldn't read it on my free time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/16/2013

    " So witty and light hearted! Even as a young adult female, I could not wait to get back to find out what was going to happen in Tom's adventures! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Neville | 10/5/2013

    " Great fun, in a sort of inattentive, episodic sort of a way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/4/2013

    " I visited Hannibal, Missouri as a kid and it was like this book had come to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyce | 9/24/2013

    " was enjoyable, but I think I preferred the adventures of huckleburry Finn better. I would have loved this book when I was kid though, that's for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Li | 9/24/2013

    " " The Adventure of Tom Sawyer" was a great book that gave a potential details that MarkTwain provided. One of the best novels read from the past that has been past down from generations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 9/4/2013

    " I had to read it, as a kid. Turned out that I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Hoerner | 8/29/2013

    " Somehow I have managed to avoid reading any Mark Twain. My library is doing a two communities/one book celebration about Tom Sawyer. It was a quick read and I decided Tom wasn't as bad a boy as I thought. I'm looking forward to learning more about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viktoria | 8/16/2013

    " It was such a sweet book. I really liked it. The writing style was perfect, not modern day. I read it when I was like 9 or 10. I have such sweet memories of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 8/4/2013

    " We just finished reading this as a family. Let me say not only do I love this boy I hope to raise two just like him! (and I will try to remember that when my little guys inevitably "frustrate me to distraction". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 8/1/2013

    " This is a classic, not in the, well, "classic" sense of the word, but just because it's a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Patrick | 7/29/2013

    " The first Mark Twain book I read. Not as good as Huck Finn, but it's still a good read for kids and has that usual Twain humour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Kaess | 7/27/2013

    " A classic for good reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton Jendrycka | 7/23/2013

    " its funny in a wierd way "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra | 7/19/2013

    " It was boring for me definitely not my type of book. I realy don't like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Bakeer | 7/10/2013

    " Got boring. Read only if you like classics and old/not so old english "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 puppitypup | 6/24/2013

    " Read this as a child and enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige Johnson | 5/19/2013

    " Just read it with the boys for the first time. I think I read most of it before but it's such a familiar tale that it's hard to know for sure. Really struggled with Tom's character but the writing and Huck got us through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Marie | 4/26/2013

    " Just not as good or as meaningful as Huck Finn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 4/5/2013

    " So fun to reread a book I haven't read since third grade. Such easy going humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/30/2013

    " The joys of childhood before television came along and ruined it all are descriped with such humor and joy in this great adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Page | 2/22/2013

    " Oh my gosh this kid! I loved it! Laughed out loud almost every chapter!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/5/2013

    " Not as great as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but Mark Twain's humor and storytelling abilities make it a classic read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan C | 12/5/2012

    " really good book really funny "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 11/28/2012

    " I'm reading this for class and honestly it's pretty boring I probably wouldn't read it on my free time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Borud | 11/15/2012

    " Fun and adventuresome. a trip down childhood lane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Cantrell | 11/3/2012

    " This is an all-time American classic I never tire of reading. Wonderful piece of Americana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ike Standifird | 10/21/2012

    " Read this many years ago as well as most of Mark Twain's stories. Probably my favorite story teller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyce | 10/15/2012

    " was enjoyable, but I think I preferred the adventures of huckleburry Finn better. I would have loved this book when I was kid though, that's for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevlyne | 10/10/2012

    " He is funny. I like his style or humor.This is a good little adventure.Glad I read this first as Huck Finn started where it leaves off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 10/1/2012

    " Lovely and thrilling read, and very engaging, despite a lot of vernacular which sometimes makes it difficult to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Gilbert | 9/26/2012

    " Such a different book from Huck Finn. It was a pleasure to read both books back to back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muhammed | 9/23/2012

    " The fight inside Tom to tell the truth in the court describes the eternal fight between right and wrong as wrong always promises safety while Right offers peace of mind and heart "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Banning | 9/13/2012

    " A cute story about a couple of imaginative kids. The story does stall at times and gets boring but overall not bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rubaiyat | 8/13/2012

    " It's ana amazing book about a kid who is extremely naughty. His pranks, love life, adventures are totally astonishing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 8/1/2012

    " Started a little slow, but got better in the second half. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Johnson | 7/24/2012

    " Great adventure. Great set up for Huck Finn. Every child should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidharth Kumar | 7/7/2012

    " The whole setup is so mouth watering that its hardly noticeable that it was written long back. It refreshing and will soak in everybody who reads it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abigail Perez | 6/26/2012

    " It was an iteresting book. I read it as a class in English. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Lee | 4/27/2012

    " Was surprised how much I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 3/20/2012

    " It was a great story. I loved it. You wont want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Slade | 3/16/2012

    " Wonderful story. I loved reading this one. Combines action, comedy and interesting comments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hassan | 3/6/2012

    " The best children's book ever. Both huckleberry Finn and Tom sawyer the best books I've read, and I was kinda lost during reading these books, and couldn't help imagining myself as Tom and Huck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/4/2012

    " I read this a few years after Huck Finn, and I think I like it more. I do want to give Huck another look, but Tom Sawyer was a joy to read through and through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey Dyke | 2/29/2012

    " I didn't enjoy it half as much as Huckleberry, but it's a good read for any kid. Or adult, but particularly for kids. I liked it as a child and love it a lot more after reading Huckleberry, but I think it's one of those books you just have to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katalin | 2/14/2012

    " I read this book in hungarian language when i was a child. Now, in original and 25 years later it seems to me the book became more interesting and deeper than before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/8/2012

    " Great story. The lifestyle of the deep south is brought to life in this classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan Leach | 2/7/2012

    " Fun YA story, told with humor by Mark Twain. Not quite as good as its more famous sequel, but well worth reading. 4 stars, recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skittle Booth | 1/13/2012

    " Too good for kids, but they might get something out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabel | 1/6/2012

    " I loved reading this book too. It was a long time ago, probably when I was in middle school. I think all children should read this book and Tom Sawyer. They are so thoroughly enjoyable. I remember laughing a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chyna | 11/22/2011

    " This book is acctuly really hard to read because they talk like how people who live in the south talk personaly I didnt like it but who knows maybey you will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 11/17/2011

    " Saving the fifth star for Huck Finn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 11/6/2011

    " Just finished it.... pretty good book. I kinda like it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tribalmadonna | 11/1/2011

    " An absolute childhood favourite! I travelled all that way with Tom in my mind and joined in on everything he did. :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Bakeer | 10/31/2011

    " Got boring. Read only if you like classics and old/not so old english "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janalee | 10/30/2011

    " Liked it. Should've read it before Huck - which is the real piece of work. This lays groundwork though and lets us get to know and like Tom. Fun and easy reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 10/28/2011

    " A favorite!! Read again with my son for his RELA class! I laughed out loud in numerous parts. Love that Tom Sawyer, he's so naughty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ranjana Singh | 10/25/2011

    " lovely book...can read it n number of times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/23/2011

    " Had to read it for school so I guess I wasn't too interested... A bit boring, as are some classics. Plot picks up in the middle, and it's otherwise ok. Wouldn't have read it if not for school...I would've had to put it down after the first 8 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 10/22/2011

    " Very first book ever read by Mark Twain. Read Huckleberry Finn first so was already acquainted with Tom Sawyer. Good book although not exactly a page turner. Not politically correct either, but look how long ago it was written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/17/2011

    " Reading this to my 8 yr old. Priceless! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail Peters-parsons | 9/30/2011

    " Such a great book my sister played in the play six years after I read it I was so exited I freaked out and the boy who played Tom sawyer was pretty cute "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ward Anderson | 9/23/2011

    " Hick Finn is better, but you really should read this first. A classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corniq | 9/1/2011

    " Reread while in New Orleans, along the Mississippi. Fun to read again as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Agena | 8/22/2011

    " If it weren't for the fact that Tom Sawyer is such a detestable brat, I would have given this story a better rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 8/9/2011

    " Loved it! Read Huck Finn first but should have done it the other way around. Unlike Huck, Tom is written with Twain as the narrator so it is easier to understand. Fun adventure book, all kids should read it or have it read to them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julio | 8/9/2011

    " De mi niñez y la biblioteca del pueblo, también. Muy bueno. En esa lejana época noté que todos los libros "para chicos2 de Mark Twain tenían un muerto (el Indio Joe, el padre de Huck, etc.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 7/26/2011

    " This was the first book I read on my ereader. I wanted to try something out and this book was free. I've always wanted to read it and it was good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cesar | 6/30/2011

    " I don't know if you guy know this guy Mark Twain, the pen name of a dude named Samuel Clemens, but he's actually pretty good. Check him out. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susinok | 6/23/2011

    " I re-read this so many times as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hamlet Knight | 6/18/2011

    " after reading Cannery Row, it was a mighty follow up. really suited my mood and the heat of summer. One of the Jewels of my collection surely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 6/17/2011

    " AHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Sure, it was a bi racist what with most of the villains being of other races, but that's just reflecting the thoughts of those times. :) Very good. Would recommend to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 6/16/2011

    " yes, i know, i can't believe i've never read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/14/2011

    " Read long ago possibly in prep school. Don't remember much except Injun Joe and the caves. Date.
    read is a guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 6/4/2011

    " An example of period dated writing, I found this story of a boy growing up beside the Mississippi River only mildly interesting. There were a few moments of genuine interest, but only a few. Twain continues to elude me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Salvador | 6/3/2011

    " No me dejaban ver los power rangers sino leia un capitulo de este libro. A mis 8 años era mi libro favorito, aunque me hacian leer a la fuerza. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Santiago | 6/3/2011

    " Great book,it made me feel like a 12 years old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 samwan | 6/2/2011

    " This book almost turned me into a delinquent. Just almost. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake West | 6/1/2011

    " I didn't realy enjoy this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/24/2011

    " I wonder why I was so reluctant to read this book. It was fun and the traditions, culture and suspicions of the time are really interesting. I enjoyed this one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marina | 5/22/2011

    " Eh... I found it annoying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 5/20/2011

    " I like this more than Huck Finn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 5/19/2011

    " I found this book very funny and entertaining. Although most of my friends disagree with me, I thought this was a great book, especially when you're just in the mood to relax and have a good time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanket | 5/18/2011

    " Not as good as Huck Finn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 5/18/2011

    " i mean its a childrens book, amusing at times but i think overrated as a "classic" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/16/2011

    " The antics of young boys can be very funny and entertaining
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ | 5/15/2011

    " Very hard to follow!!!
    This is the only book I know which the movie is wayy better "

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

    " Long live Mark Twain. He is so witty and charming in his writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/14/2011

    " Great Literature! Funny boys--make me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navita | 5/14/2011

    " Tom Sawyer is mischivou kid that likes to bribe others for his own personal gain. Along the way the have mini adventure.
    This book explored the mind of a child that was unpredictable.

    Theme:
    -Innocence
    -Being yourself
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton | 5/11/2011

    " Classic Twain with great and imaginative stories and anecdotes, Tom Sawyer is the boy you wish you were . . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent | 5/11/2011

    " Exciting, very suspenseful, with every random little event connecting to other events with a smooth flow. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Eric G. Dove is a voice actor and musician. His audiobook career began in 2009 for Brilliance Audio. He has recorded numerous titles for authors such as J. R. Ward, Stephen Coonts, and Greg Iles, among many others, and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award.