The sun shines on Tom Sawyer.
The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain’s own early life along the banks of the Mississippi, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s—its dialects, superstitions, and social values.
While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be.
This reading of Tom Sawyer is especially notable for the virtuoso performance of actor Patrick Fraley. Crafting thirty-six authentic “voices” to represent the wide range of Twain’s delightful characters, Fraley proves his storytelling mastery. Hear why this is one of the world’s best-known and best-loved books, appealing to all ages.
A Blackstone Audio production.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Patrick Fraley narrator
This is a very engaging, and word-for-word audio version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The narrator, Patrick Fraley, is able to juggle the various voices of the many characters and recreate the feeling of Mark Twain's era. This is a great story that is written for children, but adults enjoy Twain's reminiscences of childhood much more than children do. My 7th grade students read this novel, but the language is challenging. When the students can hear the dialect on this audio tape, they are better able to then understand the story than they are without this support.