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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (original 1876; edition 2003)

by Mark Twain, Patrick Fraley (Narrator)

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Title:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Authors:Mark Twain
Other authors:Patrick Fraley (Narrator)
Info:BBC Audiobooks America (2003), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)

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This is a story about a rebellious, sly boy named Tom Sawyer. Tom's and his best friend Huck witness a murder and don't want to tell anyone. Eventually Tom goes to court and the murderer runs away. As they are searching for the murderer they start looking for his buried treasure and find it. This leaves Tom and Huck extremely wealthy. But even though they are both rich they don't know what to do with all the money. Tom wants to continue being a sly thief and the money doesn't change the two characters at all. The central message of this story is that money cant but happiness and being wealthy doesn't have to change people. Sometimes the poorest people are the most free and that was the case in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. ( )
  Michelle.Martin | Feb 28, 2017 |
Writing: 4.5; Theme: 4.5; Content: 4.0; Language: 4.0; Overall: 4.5
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer begins the reader of the many adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Unfortunately, most of these adventures are not the adventures that you would want your own children to be involved with. Both Tom and Huck are constantly getting into some sort of mischief (of which Tom is usually the instigator). While this adventure was a fun read from Mr. Twain, the reader should be cautioned of the questionable attitude and behavior of these two. While there are times when you believe that just maybe one or both may actually turn the corner to maturity, your hope is quickly dissolved. There is much immoral behavior throughout without consequences. There was also at least five uses of vulgarity and several uses of the word "nigger." Recommend due to its classic nature, but highly caution the reader to be aware of the mentioned items. ***February 18, 2017*** ( )
  jntjesussaves | Feb 19, 2017 |
I am adding this book as one of our family read-alouds. While often read by high school students as "classic" literature, this book proved a hit with my family audience, ages 8, 14,17 and middle aged.
It is funny and suspenseful and the characters are vivid, all requirements for making it on our read aloud picks. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
I really doubted this book would be a thriller, or energetic to read. This book makes you want to fall asleep while reading it. I am so sorry, but this book had so many POV'S I could not keep up. MY REVIEW; This book was a serious letdown. I thought there would be more action because it tells about a boys and his friends life in this story. NO ACTION. I liked some parts like when they were trying to find treasure and couldn't find it for like 3 chapters! No. Terrible absolutely did not like the writing. There was also different related stories to read while you finish Tom Sawyer but I decided NOT to read it. ( )
  christopher.kyle1706 | Dec 8, 2016 |
This was on of the first 'more serious' books I read when I was a kid - I loved the adventure and sometimes thrilling moments in it. However, I think that maybe if I'd read it again now, I would remove if from my favorites list 'cause over the years my tastes in reading have changed. That's why I don't read it again - at least not soon - to keep it amongst my favorites :)) ( )
  RobertPop | Nov 23, 2016 |
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Twain, Markprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wisehouse Publishersmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wisehouse Publishersmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Badia, AngelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baender, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bolian, PollyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brockway, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brooks, BruceForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Canilli, A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carner, JosepTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Simone, MarcoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DeVoto, BernardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Diambra, TitoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dufris, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraley, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gerber, John C.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagon, GarrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazin, AlfredAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krüger, LoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laine, JarkkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lladó, José MaríaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKay, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minton, HaroldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nohl, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rockwell, NormanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seelye, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To MY WIFE, this book is affectionately dedicated
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"TOM!" No answer."TOM!" No answer. "What's gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!" No answer.
Although my book is intended mainly 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 pleasantly to 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. (Preface)
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
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Tom Sawyer is about a young mischievous boy who has many adventures. This story is about boyhood and growing up. Although some of the adventures can become very serious, this story is filled with humorous situations.
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From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high humor and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality—base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery. In his introduction, noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain’s impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain’s writing.

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A boy in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri runs off and has a lot of adventures.

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