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3.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 5 3.98 (136 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: January 1991 ISBN: 9781436126892
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 2/15/2014

    " It was a fun read. Too bad many of the references will be soon lost on young readers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahmoud | 2/13/2014

    " nice adventure with deep look "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/13/2014

    " This book was really cool! I read the abridged kids version when I was younger. When I compare these to two books, I see that so much is different: in the kids version, they "translated" it so that we wouldn't have anything to look up. The unabridged version is much more enjoyable because there is more of a challenge to understand the meaning of the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a lot of adventure, comedy, drama, and a hint of a love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tena | 2/11/2014

    " Mark Twain really does a great job capturing the voice of a young boy. I never really appreciated it until I had one of my own! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline Garrett | 2/8/2014

    " My parents made me read this book for a book report, but it ended up really interesting. Tom's adventures were exiting and I learned a lot about civil war times. And, I got an A+ for the book report. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skittle Booth | 2/8/2014

    " 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 Josh | 2/7/2014

    " Great, just great. Can't really say much else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Alexander | 2/5/2014

    " You've almost certainly read this book at school. I picked it up again by chance, re-read it, and enjoyed it just as much as first time around. It's impossible not to like the good hearted rascal that is Tom, and the sharp observations on people and life that Twain slips in along the way are brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patchy Roth | 2/4/2014

    " While i was just starting the book, i though that it was going to be the worst book in the world. I think that Tom Sawyer is an amazing classic because of the specific examples of Bravery and Stuff that kids would . Also, the book reached out to me because when it got to the middle of the book and they were at court, I think that put on an "intense-thiller" kind of feeling. "

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

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abigail Perez | 1/30/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Monett | 1/30/2014

    " A somewhat fractured look into the 19th century. I moved on to Huck Finn on the next beat. "

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

    " Very fun read. The story is just one hilarious adventure after another. I'm reading it with my 8th graders, and they love it too. Timeless classic (They should quote me on the front cover of the book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Domenic Canonigo | 1/23/2014

    " the lads innocence will drive you crazy.... they will teach you to be determined in life but beware of smoking and infatuation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 1/19/2014

    " hum...still trying to figure out why this would be a "classic". So far, I am not a big fan of Mark Twain, nor of his undisciplined hero Tom Sawyer, but maybe I am not suppose to like Tom. He kind of reminded me of a Skull and Bones member, in that he gets others to do his labor, aspires to be a president or lawyer, and gets rich through hardly no effort of his own. I also think it is weird that the book would be considered a children's book. I certainly cannot see how my kids would develop better character by reading this, other than how taking lessons on how not to behave. "

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

    " Also read this one with Dad :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/17/2014

    " Out of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, I like Huck better. Both the character and the book. I had to read Tom Sawyer this past summer for my English class and I wanted to go find a copy of Huck Finn instead. I don't know why, I just don't like Tom Sawyer that much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Ripley | 1/13/2014

    " I thought this book was wonderful. The storyline was very interesting. The book had me very interested into where I wanted to keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Rohn | 1/12/2014

    " The book, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer was a great book. Even though it was really short it was good. Its about Tom and his friend. They saw a murder happen but they wanted to keep it a secret. They knew who the real killer was but they didn't want to get involved. They followed the killer and tried to see what he was doing at all times. They traveled through the ocean and on land. While all of this was happening there was a girl named Becky. Tom had a crush on Becky. Becky always got mad at Tom for different reasons. It was Becky's birthday and they went exploring through caves. They got lost and they were stuck in there. They had to find their way out. The killer was in the cave to. He died of starvation. I think this book was a very well written comic book. I think that it told a good story. This book didn't bore me and I was persuaded to keep reading it. I think that it was a perfect book because it was short and it didn't take me forever to read. This book kind of reminds me of something that happened in my life. One time my brother broke my sister Nikkis computer and he didn't tell her because he knew she would get mad. My brother who broke it tried to blame it on my other brother. Then my sister got mad at my brother who didn't break it. There was this big fight over who broke it and who didn't break it. I was the only one that knew the truth but I kept my mouth closed cause I didn't wanna rat anyone out. Overall I thought it was a really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia Collins | 1/7/2014

    " While some readers may complain about the way the dialog is written (spelled out the way it was pronounced by the characters), the fact that Tom and Huck create antics to combat boredom is as realistic today as ever. Some of the antics they created differ from those in our present time, but it is still typical for young boys to tell stories, go on adventures, play spy, have secret clubs, etc. On a serious note, the slavery issue was a very real issue in the U.S. during the book's time period. Missouri (where the story takes place) was fiercely divided. The conflicting views of slavery in the book reflect what was going on at that time in history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Banning | 1/5/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Edlund | 1/3/2014

    " Listened to this classic as a book on CD. You do not realize what a flair Twain has for dialogue until you listen to them. I laughed out loud when he dosed his aunt's cat with the medicine. A kinder, gentler time when kids played outside, wanted to be pirates and robbers and marbles were currency. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 12/31/2013

    " For some reason my teachers practically had orgasms when describing how excited they were to assign us this book. Well, here's the truth: it's JUST ok. Interesting story, but the writing style feels dated, well, because it is. Read it because you have to, not because you want to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merle Allwood | 12/27/2013

    " Read as a kid. A must read for youngersters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aries Eroles | 12/15/2013

    " It was rather a very simple tale about childhood. I like Dicken's characters on Oliver Twist and other novels having a child or children as protagonist. (Poverty in England's Capital is prevalent during Dicken's literary era, as compared to the adventurous times of Twain's at the Mississippi.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 12/11/2013

    " I had to read this book for school. Now, I like books where things actually happen, and not that many exciting events happened in this book. I don't really like this genre, so I guess that's why I didn't really like this book... Most of all it was just too boring for me. "

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

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adria Guard | 12/3/2013

    " I believe I ought to reread this one, too. Later... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 11/29/2013

    " 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 Jade Wang | 11/26/2013

    " One of my fav books from childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbie Hall | 11/26/2013

    " Great fun for kids, with some more complex themes to appeal to adults as well. Quite humorous too. This book makes me thirst for adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 11/17/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Menna Ashraf | 11/15/2013

    " very good i love it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bess Boschetti | 11/14/2013

    " This was a Must-read-for-school book. I loved every minute of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Rouillard | 11/14/2013

    " A great novel that takes us back to our youthful rebellious days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ward Anderson | 11/13/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bess Boschetti | 11/6/2013

    " This was a Must-read-for-school book. I loved every minute of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Terrano | 10/31/2013

    " I read this book a while ago but recently picked it up again and remembered why I loved it so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Leonard | 10/25/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Kenneth Swain | 10/3/2013

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 9/26/2013

    " Mandatory read for every kid or every adult who wants to re-live their kid world. Be aware, the book reflects its time and the social and cultural norms of that time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 9/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a good one to read to my 12 year old son. He was anxious to read it with me every night. "

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

    " Ahh... The antics. The superstitions... Pirates... Twain's sarcasm. I love this book. So fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabel | 9/4/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rafael Medina loaiza | 8/14/2013

    " De mis favoritos y una lectura obligada. Altamente recomendable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 7/27/2013

    " Mandatory read for every kid or every adult who wants to re-live their kid world. Be aware, the book reflects its time and the social and cultural norms of that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan | 7/25/2013

    " 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 Burmaa | 6/18/2013

    " The two books that I loved as a child - spent hours and hours in the adventurous world of Twain. Have to read again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Van Winter | 5/3/2013

    " Another favorite that I have read and re-read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 4/28/2013

    " It was good but was too violent for young readers below age 7. It had old-fashioned words like "shucks" and "brandy". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/27/2013

    " No reason attempting to review The Adventures of Tom Sawyer--Twain is what makes us call, "classics" classics. Boyhood Americana couldn't be finer than Tom (let's not forget Huck), a raft, the Mississippi River, and boyhood shenanigans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy J | 4/26/2013

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahmoud | 4/25/2013

    " nice adventure with deep look "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Hoerner | 4/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 4/12/2013

    " Also read this one with Dad :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/12/2013

    " By today's standards, Tom would probably be diagnosed with ADHD. By the end of the story, he hasn't really learned anything from his (mis)adventures. I like this story though; fun and adventurous, with several run-ins with the eerie and creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 crystal_palace | 3/15/2013

    " Mark Twain is one of my favourate American Author. His writing has a great sense of humours. The characters of Tom Sawyer is so vivid and I could almost see him in front of me. This is definitely a great pleasure to read - for both Adults and Children! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 1/29/2013

    " For some reason my teachers practically had orgasms when describing how excited they were to assign us this book. Well, here's the truth: it's JUST ok. Interesting story, but the writing style feels dated, well, because it is. Read it because you have to, not because you want to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trudy | 9/13/2012

    " A "must-read" classic. Twain was certainly very good at spotting hypocrisy and offering scathing criticism. This was certainly more of a children's novel than Huckleberry Finn - and is the story of the perfect boyhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roseanne Lasater | 9/7/2012

    " I loved it in fifth grade "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Collins | 9/3/2012

    " Very good but just not as good as Huckleberry Finn. I wish I had read them in reserve order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 7/27/2012

    " The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was a good book but it was a slow start. if you "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ward Anderson | 7/23/2012

    " 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 Jenn | 7/12/2012

    " I don't remember ever reading Tom sawyer so I am glad I had the opportunity to do so. I really enjoyed it! It was a fun and quick read and a great glimpse into history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabel | 5/28/2012

    " 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 Shraddha Maharjan | 5/18/2012

    " Episodic and dull... When I was in seventh grade, at least. I'll give it another go soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 4/25/2012

    " Tom Sawyer is certainly fun, but so much less a novel than Huckleberry Finn, that I couldn't give it more than 3 stars. Read it mostly because I'll be going to Hannibal for the first time this summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis Satterfield | 4/10/2012

    " I read this book my JR year of High school for English. This was my first book I read by Mark Twain. The version I read of this book wasn't the full book. It was a Readers Digest copy of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory Harris | 3/12/2012

    " Can't give it a perfect rating since this novel's scope is more limited than Huck Finn's, but the language, jokes, satire, and "what happens next" narrative progression is still fresh 140 years later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Menna Ashraf | 3/10/2012

    " very good i love it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Littledude | 2/16/2012

    " I loved it I thought it was hilarious. Full of mischief and jokes and funny superstitions. First my dad read it to me and now I've listened to it read by an American reader twice - his Southern US accent makes it so much more real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 1/23/2012

    " 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! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Bakeer | 12/5/2011

    " 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 Homewood Public Library | 12/1/2011

    " Alabama Big Read for 2010 and Oxmoor Page Turners pick for Feb. 2010 "

  • 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 "

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

    " Read it 60 years ago and loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D Orlando | 10/8/2011

    " Wanted to re-read as an adult. It was lovely being transported back to childhood . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckwar | 10/6/2011

    " I had forgotten how funny this book was. Such great writing and painted the perfect picture of a little boy mind (I assume). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Banning | 9/28/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 2 Alex E | 9/12/2011

    " I thought that this book had many interesting and adrenaline-pumping-inducing parts,such as the "We're going to abandon civilization, and go be pirates for a while" idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hamilton | 8/3/2011

    " it's hard to review a classic like this. it's still enjoyable after all this time, if that says anything. it got a little slow, but im used to the fast paced speed of the whatever century this is. every fan of childrens lit needs to check it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia d'Aliberti | 6/16/2011

    " The Adventures of Tom Sawyer draw you in, make you live the life of a young boy, and provide an entrance into a completely different outlook on life. I loved getting lost in this beautiful account of Tom's adventures, and I can't wait to read Huckleberry Finn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Layvon | 5/28/2011

    " Funny! That' a bad boy! Hahaha "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara | 5/25/2011

    " Read this book a long time ago but loved the adventure with Tom Sawyer. He's a snarky kid but a lot of fun. "

  • 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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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

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.