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by | Read by Carl Reiner

Classics • 4.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1906

Is man nothing more than a machine, incapable of free will? What are the factors shaping his actions and decisions? Mark Twain entertainingly posed and answered these questions in a volume published anonymously. Twain's biting view of mankind spares no one, but it contains rays of hope. Carl Reiner takes the roles of both teacher and pupil in Twain's Socratic dialogue. Reiner captures both the humor and the serious underpinnings of Twain's work, although in giving the more natural voice to the teacher while making the student seem unbelievably naive, Reiner tips the scales toward the cynical view. This audio production will provide much thought, as well as laughter. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]



Retail pak • New Millennium Audio • 2001

CS ISBN 1931056889 $25.00 • Three cassettes

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