The Adventures of Tom SawyerAudiobook CD - 2008
This humorous and nostalgic novel takes the listener back to the carefree days of boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up. Just what did boys do in a small Midwestern town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They white-washed fences, floated down rivers, traded marbles, formed secret societies, smoked pipes, and, on occasion, managed to attend their own funerals. Yes, they may have been a bit mischievous, but as Aunt Polly said of Tom when she believed him to be dead, "He was the best-hearted boy that ever was." Aunt Polly's sentiments reveal one of the cardinal tenets of Twain's philosophy: in this deceitful and infirm world, innocence can be found only in the heart of a boy.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio ; Holland, Ohio : repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2008.
Branch Call Number: TWAIN
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.