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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Walter Brennan, Brandon de Wilde Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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An abridged selection of Mark Twain's finest work. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 8/13/2013

    " It was fun to read an old classic. Twain does have a way with words! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Miller | 4/24/2013

    " Really funny. Some stories better than others, but all really funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 11/19/2012

    " I liked it. A quick read with entertaining vignettes. I enjoyed his take of going to the barber with its modern sensibility and relatable subject. I also enjoyed his witty criticism of James Fenimore Cooper's works. A good jumping off point for my dive into Twain's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 6/21/2012

    " Short stories, many famous. I skipped the ones with animals. Just not my sensibility. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/19/2012

    " I love Mark Twain! He's a really great author! I particularly like the story about going to a barber. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 11/2/2011

    " Had to read this for school; was pretty good-funny in parts, kinda boring in parts. But good if you want to sample some of Mark Twain's writing. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will Daly | 10/13/2011

    " Pretty good. Yup. Nothing that special about it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jan | 10/8/2011

    " Well I got through one disk out of five, listening to this, and I just can't get into it. These are Twain's short stories, but I have found none of them funny at all so far. Hard going to listen to because of the language too. Giving up... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortino | 4/18/2011

    " I thought this book of Twain's short stories to be really fun. It really gave a great insight to his humor and how that fit into the era that he lived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wanda | 2/6/2011

    " Somebody once remarked that Mark Twain is not as funny as he was a hundred years ago. But he's still pretty funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beyond | 12/18/2010

    " a book with a lot of fun and good English "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 8/29/2010

    " I wish Mark Twain had written more short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/15/2010

    " I read these several years ago. Some were not my favorite, but some were just hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/14/2010

    " Amazing. God, I love M. Twain.

    And actually, I started reading this in mid-2008 as a bathroom book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/9/2010

    " I had to read these for my book club, and I have to admit that I did it very reluctantly, but I found that I really enjoyed his stories and they gave me a lot of food for thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 4/29/2010

    " What a range--from fun adventure to humorous, gently satirical stories, to bitingly bitter pieces from a "pen warmed up in hell" ! These stories really show Twain in all of his moods, and are really fun reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 12/6/2009

    " The early stories were dull. About half way thru they started to meet my expectations: he had something interesting to say. The pro animal, anti religion agenda started appearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/3/2009

    " I love Mark Twains' wit. The way he spins sarcasm and humor makes him one of my favorite writers of all time. I would love to have met this great man! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 7/21/2009

    " I think this is my favorite way to read Twain. I loved all of these. "

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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.