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Puffin Classics The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Unabridged Compact D Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged

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Product Details

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Unabridged edition (Sept. 23 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141808748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141808741
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.4 x 13.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #670,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910). He was born in Missouri, USA. He travelled around America, seeking fame and fortune before becoming a successful journalist and travel writer. In 1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, inspired by his own childhood, was published, followed eight years later by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 921 reviews
174 of 181 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Judge this book by it's cover! Feb. 15 2011
By A. Frank - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This review applies specifically to the April 2010, Sterling Edition, illustrated by Robert Ingpen:
I'm beginning to feel quite frustrated with the limited publishing information given to books on Amazon. For example, most books where you may click to "look inside" will default to the most common paperback. For books like Tom Sawyer, that is fine if you need the book for high school English class, where any copy cheap enough to write notes in the margins will do. I wanted a copy of Tom Sawyer to keep and love. I saw this publication on Amazon, but it had so little info and the one review given was a single sentence about the general value of Twain's story. The truth is, one doesn't buy this particular printing unless one is already convinced of it's literary excellency! So I am about to do Amazon a huge favor by telling you what it didn't tell me. For about $15, the asking price at the time of this review, you can invest in a real treat for your self or someone you love and wish to inspire.
This printing was meant to mark the one hundredth anniversary of Twain's death (2010). The story is unabridged, provided in full original text. It is positively rich with watercolor illustrations by Robert Ingpen. I just skimmed through the book looking for one that I especially liked, but I couldn't pick just one. In design, they are exactly as I would have dreamed them to be. Barefoot Tom, balancing a piece of straw on his nose, Huck Finn with a dead cat, Tom and puppy in church, Injun Joe- terrifying....each one pulls me in to read the text. The fabulous, wrapping cover art is also printed at the end of the book, so won't be lost if the dust jacket is damaged. The sewn binding is well constructed and the book lays nearly flat when open, so you may enjoy all of the pictures and layout without damaging the book. The inclusion of a pale blue place marking ribbon is a lovely touch. There is a thoughtful biography of Mark Twain proceeding the story. Also, provided are the author's and illustrators notes.
I have a boy, six going on seven. He is a reader and is happy to consume Magic Tree House and Box Car Children books at alarming speed under the covers at night when he is supposed to be asleep. I'll admit I was missing our former habit of reading together. So we read classics aloud together as a family. For less money than a video game this book will provide hours of family entertainment. I hope my son will be inspired to read it again and again. It will have a place in our library and be a reference for years to come. It is heirloom quality. It would make a very special gift to a favorite boy of any age. In fact, I am considering getting another copy for my father, who loves Twain.
Incidentally, not being able to ascertain the quality of this book through the Amazon web site, I went to a little local bookstore where I could put my hands on it first. I ended up buying it there, paying full price- about $5 more than Amazon was asking. They wrapped the book for free in nice heavy paper and since there was no shipping- I think I came out better for it. Before my son had opened this package, he knew it was a book to be awed by. Awesome it is- mostly for Mark Twains' masterful kntting of prose, but also for the cover and publishing.
77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This edition is not abridged! Nov. 16 2009
By Diana - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I just want to point out that this hardcover Everyman's Library edition is not abridged. Most of the reviews posted here apply to the Signet mass market edition, which apparently is abridged. The Everyman's edition contains both novels in full.
177 of 189 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete: Missing Passages Jan. 3 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This edition is missing some passages from the original works. For example, there are about three pages missing (as measured from a paperback copy) from Chapter 21 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
78 of 83 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is an abridged version of these books. Oct. 15 2009
By E. Whalen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I read both books in high school and wanted to re-read them. I thought this would be a good deal, and convenient because both books were bound in one. However, after I received my copy, I realized that this book is too short to contain the full original text of both novels. I emailed the publisher and was told this is an abridged version of the books.

If you are looking for an unabridged version, this is not for you. I checked carefully, and did not find any indication on the book that this is an abridged version of the original novels (which is why I emailed the publisher to ask).

To be clear, I think both books are good, and are certainly worth reading at least once. I prefer unabridged versions of books, especially of American classics. As such, I returned this book to Amazon and will be purchasing the unabridged versions of these books.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Bound July 24 2000
By JKNG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful edition which includes both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (very handy for the Twain lover). It also has a red bookmark attached to the binding so you can easily find your place. The book is small and light so it is ideal for travelling and reading out of your home. It also includes a nice introduction and a comparative chronology of Twain's life. For a Twain collector, this is a lovely, readable copy.