Regular price: £18.79
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £18.79
Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to be better than the print version?
nick offermans performance adds a new depth and tone to the book that lets you relax into it and lets it surround you rather than just reading it
Who was your favorite character and why?
tom of course, theres no adventures with out him
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
through out the tale you feel a strong bond to tom and only wish the best for him
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The story is a classic and much loved. But the narration I found quite lifeless and monotone. I thought it might improve as the story went on but I'm afraid it doesn't. Still, I did enjoy it. I've heard a lot worse. Lol.
In my top five audio books of all time, for the resplendent Twainian wit and deft penchant for adventure prose of course, but also the best new voice in audio books. Nick Offerman brought this old story up to date and lended it new life that had me sitting in my driveway long after I pulled in to finish chapters.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
I am not exaggerating when I say that this is one of the best things I have ever listened to. Nor would it be dishonest to say that this recording made me fall in love with Twain's classic ode to adolescence all over again. But perhaps the strangest thing, as I keep telling all my friends, is that I completely forgot how truly, laugh-out-loud funny this book is. I have the narration to thank for that reminder. Park and Recreation's Nick Offerman is known for playing the quintessential gruff male, but he thoroughly astonishes here, bending his baritone effortlessly to give Twain's characters life. My favorites: the uptight, exhaustive wailing of Aunt Polly; the cracked pleading of drunkard Muff Potter; and, of course, the winking, boyish charm of Tom himself, which Offerman gracefully transforms into tenderness during moments of adolescent melancholy. Which is to say, you can hear Offerman enjoying the reading and loving its characters.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful