Tom Sawyer is a dare devil, a schemer, and a prankster. His inventiveness and energy know no bounds; whenever his Aunt Polly thinks he is tucked up in bed, he is most likely creeping out into the night on deeds of daring--"not the model boy of the village," as the author puts it.
In creating this humorous and dramatic story of childhood, Mark Twain has given us a vivid picture of life in a small town on the Mississippi in the mid-nineteenth century and created one of the most popular boy heroes in literature.
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About the Author
Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel L. Clemens in the town of Florida, Missouri. One of the most popular and influential authors our nation has ever produced, his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. He has been called not only the greatest humorist of his age but also the father of American literature.
Garrick Hagon is a London-born actor of film, stage, television, and radio who is best known for his role as Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars: A New Hope. His many films include Batman, Spy Game, Me and Orson Welles, and The Message. He was the rebel leader Ky in Doctor Who: The Mutants and played Simon Gerrard, Debbie Aldridge's husband, in BBC's The Archers. He has narrated numerous audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.
"Garrick Hagon's delivery of this classic by Mark Twain captures the listener early on with his portrayal of the excitable Aunt Polly. He adjusts his tones smoothly from the role of the narrator of the story to performing the characters' dialogue in a robust manner. Hagon shows all sides of Tom--the clever way he gets other boys to do his chores, his nervousness when he attempts to woo Becky Thatcher, and his bravery when he takes charge of a lost youth in a dangerous cave. Although commonly regarded as a children's story, this classic has themes of race relations and social commentary that will stand out for mature listeners."-- "AudioFile"
"The hero is one of the most endearing in literature."-- "Daily Telegraph (London)"
"Twain intended his novel not just as a book for the young, but as a piece of nostalgia for the young at heart."-- "KLIATT"