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This humorous and nostalgic novel takes the listener back to the carefree days of boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up.

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 one of the cardinal tenets of Twain's philosophy: In this deceitful and infirm world, innocence can be found only in the heart of a boy.

(P)1981 Jimcin Recordings

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  • Jeannie
  • 23-04-09

Old, poor quality, monotone

This is by far the worst quality Audible book I've ever gotten. Very disappointing.

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  • Didi
  • 13-08-10

great story very bad recording

this is an amazing story, the only thing I review here is the quality of the sound and narrator. I couldn't even review the later because of poor audio quality. luckily I got my money back!

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