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3.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 5 3.18 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Gary Telles, Lyssa Browne Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781593165819
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Here are two of his best stories, A Dog's Tale and Cannibalism In The Cars. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

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

    " this is cool and nothing like the barbie version. LOL! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 5/2/2011

    " I love this book because it reinforces what I've always thought about people being pretty much the same, whether rich or poor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/22/2011

    " Again, since I probably read this when I was 7 or 8 I don't think I truly appreciated it. I don't honestly remember if it was better than a 3/5. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 4/8/2011

    " Funny, this one I was rereading from my childhood. I am in a group of women and we decided to read something that we had read and enjoyed as a child, but as I read it this time, I found myself skimming through it, not really enjoying the old English language used in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofia | 4/8/2011

    " To be honest I don't remember what exactly it was about, having read it quite a while ago... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 4/1/2011

    " It has always been hard for me to read in Old-World English and this was no exception. I just couldn't get into it, because I couldn't understand the language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camilla | 3/31/2011

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    It took a while to warm up to it, but once I did I found it very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 3/28/2011

    " I saw a play adapted from the book and was inspired to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 3/11/2011

    " Imaginative story. Makes me glad to middle class and living in the 21st century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/7/2011

    " Mark Twain's wit and timeless insights on the inequities of society ring true today. This is a delightful book. "

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

    " I always get so bogged down by the language of the book that it takes me a while to remember why I love this one so much. A great story where good always triumphs. A great read. "

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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

Lyssa Browne makes her home in Seattle, where she has performed in regional theater companies as well as acting for television and film. Her voice can be heard as many different characters in Nintendo and X-Box games, audiobooks, and as the narrator of documentaries for the Discovery Channel and others.