Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2008
CS ISBN 9781433252785 $109.95 Fifteen cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433252792 $130.00 Seventeen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433252808 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
When Mark Twain took off by ship for a round-the-world lecture tour, he took along a sharp eye, a notebook, and his renowned wit. Michael Kevin reads Twain's narrative of his experiences with a Southern-inflected drawl and an unhurried pace that sound just right. He also offers amusing individual character shadings for many of Twain's fellow passengers, whom the great writer often quotes as well as skewers. The book is full of everything from onboard whist games to tiger hunting. Twain's opinions are many, often mercilessly funny, and frequently ahead of their time—except when he is suddenly of his time. The result is a fully developed self-portrait, nineteenth-century mores and all. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]
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