Trade Ed. Phoenix Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9781597777476 $19.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Comedy legend Carl Reiner brings these short stories and essays of Mark Twain to life with feeling and drama. Much of the material is satire, and the narrator's tongue-in-cheek performance aptly suits the intent of the author. Much of the material is humorous, and Reiner's comic ability amplifies the radical ideas of a writer well known for his predilection for levity. The concepts of God, Heaven, and the Bible seem to be the commonest victims of Twain's barbs, so only the open-minded should sample these lines, which were banned from publication by Twain's own daughter. J.A.H. 2002 Grammy Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
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