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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Well over a century has passed since the publication of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876, but time has done little to diminish the appeal and enjoyment of this classic story of growing up in midwestern America. The world Mark Twain envisioned for his precocious hero is a “boy-perfect” one, where life is perpetual vacation, where good and evil are clearly defined, awe-inspiring contradictions, and where the joys of independent discovery always outweigh the severity of punishment.
“Although my book is intended for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.”—Mark Twain

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dietz's reading is well-paced, neutral as to regional accent except for the dialogue, and expressive without being exaggerated.” Kliatt
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has the truth of honesty—what it says about things and feelings is never false and always both adequate and beautiful.”

    Lionel Trilling, American literary critic

  • “Confirms the profoundest wishes of the heart.”

    Christopher Morely, American author, journalist, and poet

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steven | 2/19/2014

    " 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. "

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

    " This book is a series of priceless glimpses into the escapades of a very rambunctious, cunning and imaginative boy. Twain descriptions of Tom's perceptions, reactions and solutions were right on par with how I picture a boy in his situation would be. These experiences are laced with humor, craftiness and scheming, and despite all of his mischievous choices, Tom remains a rather tender boy at heart; his sweet sentiments towards Becky Thatcher and placing the flower next to his heart, for example. In addition, even though Tom continued to exert much effort to avoid chores, school work or memorizing scriptures, his prowess and keen mind were magnified when plotting means to secure hidden treasures or figuring out how to escape from the cave. This was a most pleasant read that I can easily envision reading again. "

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

    " LOVED reading this again! I believe the last time I heard this story was out loud in 5th or 6th grade. SO much easier to read once you get the lingo down and the lilt of the sentences. Mark Twain is a superb story teller. I loved how he spins the tale of Tom Sawyer through Tom's naughty and mischievous mind. Spot on for the age and the situations. I'm so glad I re-read this and I can't wait until the kids are reading it too....AWESOME! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ted | 2/17/2014

    " Mostly a fun read with some interesting Biblical overtones, at least in the beginning. For required high school reading, you can't do much better. "

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