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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (233,191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Patrick Fraley Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The sun shines on Tom Sawyer. The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain’s own early life along the banks of the Mississippi, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s—its dialects, superstitions, and social values. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be. 

This reading of Tom Sawyer is especially notable for the virtuoso performance of actor Patrick Fraley. Crafting thirty-six authentic “voices” to represent the wide range of Twain’s delightful characters, Fraley proves his storytelling mastery. Hear why this is one of the world’s best-known and best-loved books, appealing to all ages.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “How fresh, how clever, how true [this reading] sounds. As narrator, Patrick Fraley has many virtues: a gift for voices and dialect, incredible and seemingly inexhaustible energy, an obvious and infectious delight in his material…he is never dull.”

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  • “In narrator Patrick Fraley, [Twain’s work] has found its most passionate voice. Many good unabridged readings of Tom Sawyer have already been recorded, but most are simply that: readings. Fraley’s performance is something more; in attempting to bring each character to life, his enthusiasm for the material is so palpable that the mere sound of his voice commands attention. A can’t-miss addition to all libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • “His clear, distinct, resolute voice is filled with a liveliness…in a reading to be enjoyed by all ages.”

    VOYA

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jay | 2/20/2014

    " Second or third time read through. Read to two of my kids (ages 5 and 3). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thomas | 2/11/2014

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 2/1/2014

    " I taught this novel so many years back when we did such things, and I loved it more every year. I think my kids loved it, too, because what's not to love about Mark Twain, and we had a ball with it. This book is so much deeper than most people see on the surface, and I'm certainly not going into all of that here. Every literary critic in America has been there, done that. But I can wax ethereal about "writing what you know" - from taking out the window jamb when you make your escape from a dead body in the dark in pure fear, as Samuuel Clemens really did and ultimately wove into this book, to writing in the classic beauty of the Mississippi River, complete with Jackson's Island, which has to be the small island out in the river east of Hannibal. Probably not the one we see now since floods have to have changed the scope of the land, but we can imagine it. To this day we refer to Tom Sawyer when we talk about getting people to do what we want to do without lifting a finger just as Tom did when painting the fence. I love this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vladimira Zhivkova | 1/15/2014

    " It was ok, not that great though. I don't even remember most of it. That means i didn't like it that much. "

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