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Mark Twain Audio Collection

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"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." -- Mark Twain
Mark Twain (1835-1910) was the first American writer to capture the unique and colorful vernacular of his country's populace. Instead of striving to perfect any particular literary form, Twain strove to precisely imprint on paper the colloquial speech, mannerisms and experiences of the American people.

Audio, Abridged, 320 pages
Published November 27th 2001 by Caedmon (first published July 13th 1988)
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Mark Twain's short stories are moving, funny, clever and poignant. He is a master of the humorous story.
I have never read anything by Mark Twain and this proved to be a good choice. This audio collection was wonderful,with an old man, a middle aged man, and a young boy telling different stories. Some of the first stories were about boating on the Mississippi and they wereabout as slow as the boats themselves. After the first CD the stories got better and better. I was captivated when Twain described coming across the Mormon Pioneers, and an experience with Governor Boggs from Missouri in his stori ...more
Skip the first CD or so (the "on the Mississippi" part) till your hooked. Then I would recommend going back to it about half way through the rest so you can have a nice finish. My favorite parts are about Helen Keller, which we listened to while visiting her home, wonderful experience, his mother, and "The Blue Jay" (so wonderful to hear and beautifully read here by WALTER BRENNEN what a treat!) Loved having the different readers!
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Needless to say, anything about Mark Twain was interesting and unique. I especially enjoyed the exchanges he had with Helen Keller. He captured her persona splendidly!
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Excellent and very well read. A really good introduction to the author, it should encourage one to read further.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work
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