• Tom Sawyer, Detective

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A return trip down the Mississippi River to Uncle Silas's farm is just the beginning of a yarn that includes twins, a diamond heist, a confidence man, a murder, and enough twists and turns to satisfy an avid mystery fan.

Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder, and along the way, Mark Twain examines the social customs, legal system, and family expectations of the time as only Twain could.

A sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, this is Mark Twain's satirical take on the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Like the two preceding novels, the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn. Once a staple of juvenile fiction, then banned as politically incorrect, Twain's well-told story brings to life its time and place.

©Pubic Domain (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A careful and conscious artist, Twain became a master of the technical devices of exaggeration, irreverence, and deadpan seriousness; sensitive to the sound of language, he introduced colloquial speech into American fiction." (The Reader's Encyclopedia)
"Twain's best work is not only classic humorous writing but a graphic picture of the 19h-century American scene." (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)

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it's quite a yarn

People don't listen to Mark Twain for the plot but rather the story telling. Huck Finn narrates this ridiculous tale. You can't help but laugh.

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Tom Sawyer and Huck Solves a Mystery

What a fun little short story! Tom and Huck go to Arkansas to visit an aunt. On the way they meet all kinds of characters and when they arrive they are faced with the mystery of a local death and trying to free Tom’s uncle of murder charges. Filled with typical Tom and Huck adventure and humor.

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great book

my 12 year old really enjoyed this book it was totally one of his favorites all 12 year old boys should read it