Tom Sawyer Box Set by Mark Twain audiobook

Tom Sawyer Box Set: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “Tom Sawyer Abroad,” and “Tom Sawyer, Detective”

By Mark Twain
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing
11.80 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781441755308

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781441755315

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

This audiobook collection is a triple treat for fans of Tom Sawyer: Mark Twain’s world-renowned classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, along with its two sequels, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Just what did boys do in a small Midwestern town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They whitewashed fences, floated down rivers, traded marbles, formed secret societies, smoked pipes, and, on occasion, managed to attend their own funerals. Yes, they may have been a bit mischievous, but as Aunt Polly said of Tom when she believed him to be dead, “He was the best-hearted boy that ever was.” Aunt Polly’s sentiments reveal a cardinal tenet of Twain’s philosophy: In this deceitful and infirm world, innocence can be found only in the heart of a boy. This recording won the AudioFile Earphones Award. Tom Sawyer Abroad The irrepressible Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, always looking for trouble, find it again in this once-celebrated but now little-known sequel to his classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The two boys head off to see the unveiling of a futuristic airship—only to be kidnapped by its mad inventor! But when the inventor goes overboard in a storm, it’s up to Tom and Huck to take control of the airship as it heads out over the seething ocean toward the unknown. Yonder they will encounter robbers, lions, Bedouins, and the perils of the Sahara in their very own Arabian adventure. Tom Sawyer, Detective A return trip down the Mississippi River to Uncle Silas’ farm is just the beginning of a yarn that includes Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, a diamond heist, a confidence man, twins, a murder, and enough twists and turns to satisfy an avid mystery fan. Told in the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn, this is Mark Twain’s satirical take on the immensely popular detective novels of the time. As Tom attempts to solve a mysterious murder, Mark Twain examines the social customs, legal system, and family expectations of the time as only Twain could. Once a staple of juvenile fiction, then banned as politically incorrect, Twain’s well-told story brings to life its time and place.

Learn More

Summary

Summary

This audiobook collection is a triple treat for fans of Tom Sawyer: Mark Twain’s world-renowned classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, along with its two sequels, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Just what did boys do in a small Midwestern town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They whitewashed fences, floated down rivers, traded marbles, formed secret societies, smoked pipes, and, on occasion, managed to attend their own funerals. Yes, they may have been a bit mischievous, but as Aunt Polly said of Tom when she believed him to be dead, “He was the best-hearted boy that ever was.” Aunt Polly’s sentiments reveal a cardinal tenet of Twain’s philosophy: In this deceitful and infirm world, innocence can be found only in the heart of a boy. This recording won the AudioFile Earphones Award.

Tom Sawyer Abroad

The irrepressible Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, always looking for trouble, find it again in this once-celebrated but now little-known sequel to his classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The two boys head off to see the unveiling of a futuristic airship—only to be kidnapped by its mad inventor! But when the inventor goes overboard in a storm, it’s up to Tom and Huck to take control of the airship as it heads out over the seething ocean toward the unknown. Yonder they will encounter robbers, lions, Bedouins, and the perils of the Sahara in their very own Arabian adventure.

Tom Sawyer, Detective

A return trip down the Mississippi River to Uncle Silas’ farm is just the beginning of a yarn that includes Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, a diamond heist, a confidence man, twins, a murder, and enough twists and turns to satisfy an avid mystery fan. Told in the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn, this is Mark Twain’s satirical take on the immensely popular detective novels of the time. As Tom attempts to solve a mysterious murder, Mark Twain examines the social customs, legal system, and family expectations of the time as only Twain could. Once a staple of juvenile fiction, then banned as politically incorrect, Twain’s well-told story brings to life its time and place.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“More than a book for boys, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with its rich native humor and shrewd observations of human character, is an idyll of American village life, of that quiet age that had already vanished when Mark Twain re-created St. Petersburg from memories of his own boyhood…[Twain’s] service as delightful entertainment to generation of American youngsters is equaled only by his influence on such twentieth-century admirers as Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway.” Masterpieces of World Literature
“Grover Gardnerslips inside the humor and drama of this classic, casting a spell that vividly creates Twain's nineteenth-century setting for listeners…Gardner highlights all the virtues of Twain’s prose: that sly sense of humor, those deep insights into the human heart, whether glimpsed at a church funeral, a schoolyard, or a picnic gone wrong. As narrator, Gardner excels at pacing Twain’s story to deliver maximum drama, while creating memorable characters through accent and tone. Gardner’s ability to capture a specific sense of time and place while also conveying Twain’s timeless insights about human nature make this production one the author himself could happily approve.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: 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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.80
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English