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Tom Sawyer Box Set: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad; and Tom Sawyer, Detective (Blackstone Audio Classic Collection)

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CONTENTS: 1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 3. Tom Sawyer Abroad 4. Tom Sawyer, Detective


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CONTENTS: 1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 3. Tom Sawyer Abroad 4. Tom Sawyer, Detective

30 review for Tom Sawyer Box Set: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad; and Tom Sawyer, Detective (Blackstone Audio Classic Collection)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This is a three book series. The first book, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is the story I remember from childhood. It revolves around Tom's boyish antics with his side-kick, Huck, looking for buried treasures and plotting everywhich way to skip school and any kind of work. Yet we get to see the soft side of him as he romances his special girl and helps anyone in need. The second book is "Tom Sawyer Abroad" and this story took on a different perspective, as it is told in the eyes and the words of This is a three book series. The first book, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is the story I remember from childhood. It revolves around Tom's boyish antics with his side-kick, Huck, looking for buried treasures and plotting everywhich way to skip school and any kind of work. Yet we get to see the soft side of him as he romances his special girl and helps anyone in need. The second book is "Tom Sawyer Abroad" and this story took on a different perspective, as it is told in the eyes and the words of Huckleberry Finn himself. Huck being an uneducated and homeless orphan sheds a whole new light on their adventures travelling in a hot air balloon. As Tom tries to teach Huck and Jim some geography, physics, math, and common sense, debates would arise and as Huck explains: "But reckoning don't settle nothing. You can reckon till the cows come home, but that don't fetch you to no decision. So we give it up and let it drop." The third book is "Tom Sawyer, Detective". Once again the story is told by Huck and you really get to know the admiration that he had for Tom. "Why, I had eyes and I could see things, but they never meant nothing to me. But Tom Sawyer was different. When Tom Sawyer seen a thing it just got up on its hind legs and talked to him - told him everything it knowed. I never see such a head."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Emily Rose

    The adventures of Tom Sawyer was a pretty good book; Kind of gave an Anne of green gables vibe, but with an American boy in place of a Canadian girl (also no where near as good...but w/e) While the first book was completely believable, Tom Sawyer Abroad was an entirely separate genre. It was incredibly ridiculous and while in other books I would've enjoyed it's outrageousness, I found it so out of place I couldn't enjoy it. I'm just going to go ahead and say it was all made up to make Tom look m The adventures of Tom Sawyer was a pretty good book; Kind of gave an Anne of green gables vibe, but with an American boy in place of a Canadian girl (also no where near as good...but w/e) While the first book was completely believable, Tom Sawyer Abroad was an entirely separate genre. It was incredibly ridiculous and while in other books I would've enjoyed it's outrageousness, I found it so out of place I couldn't enjoy it. I'm just going to go ahead and say it was all made up to make Tom look more worldly than that postman; That seems WAY more believable. And finally, Tom Sawyer Detective was by far the most interesting of the three books. I'm a fan of mysteries and detective stories, so this was a treat ! And I was actually surprised by the conclusion ! I liked two out of three, so four stars it gets.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    I'm still amazed that I hadn't read Tom Sawyer before. It's a great book. I also enjoyed Tom Sawyer Explorer - a much shorter tale. I was confused by the term Erronort which I initially misread as errornot. But I think it was Tom's way of spelling Aeronaut. Third was essentially a shirt story, Tom Sawyer Detective. It was gloomier than the other two pieces. I did miss one switcheroo involving the twins, but I didn't have any trouble figuring out that Uncle Silas was no murderer. On our bookcase wi I'm still amazed that I hadn't read Tom Sawyer before. It's a great book. I also enjoyed Tom Sawyer Explorer - a much shorter tale. I was confused by the term Erronort which I initially misread as errornot. But I think it was Tom's way of spelling Aeronaut. Third was essentially a shirt story, Tom Sawyer Detective. It was gloomier than the other two pieces. I did miss one switcheroo involving the twins, but I didn't have any trouble figuring out that Uncle Silas was no murderer. On our bookcase with the rest of the Mark Twain set of books.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alex Lee

    I suppose to some degree, Twain captures the American boyhood in a way that was uncaptured before. He expresses a part of life that was not deemed to be of interest. In this, Twain comes to elegantly encapsulate what makes America America. With all that is told, much of this is as trite as you'd expect, although Twain is able to say something through the innocence of the characters about human beings, human nature and respect for the other, even with the classism and racism as we would understan I suppose to some degree, Twain captures the American boyhood in a way that was uncaptured before. He expresses a part of life that was not deemed to be of interest. In this, Twain comes to elegantly encapsulate what makes America America. With all that is told, much of this is as trite as you'd expect, although Twain is able to say something through the innocence of the characters about human beings, human nature and respect for the other, even with the classism and racism as we would understand it now. In many ways the characters are cartoony without meaning to be. Twain's writing is well paced but it also has the particular twists of quality you'd expect from him, where he is too clever with the plot, too clever with the characters. I suppose our tastes are out of alignment with his.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katy M

    Tom Sawyer, Detective was much better than Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom Sawyer Abroad didn't make any sense, and I think it could have largely been saved by the sentence, "and then I woke up from my dream" at the end Tom Sawyer, Detective was very Hardy Boys-esque. While also not overly realistic, it was a fun read, even if the ending wasn't exactly gasp-worthy. I'm assuming the target audience for these books was much younger than me, and for that age group, and especially at a time where there was mu Tom Sawyer, Detective was much better than Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom Sawyer Abroad didn't make any sense, and I think it could have largely been saved by the sentence, "and then I woke up from my dream" at the end Tom Sawyer, Detective was very Hardy Boys-esque. While also not overly realistic, it was a fun read, even if the ending wasn't exactly gasp-worthy. I'm assuming the target audience for these books was much younger than me, and for that age group, and especially at a time where there was much less tecnology, I'm sure they were absolutely delightful.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shari Scott

    Absolutely love The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. These are things that I would love to have done as a child, but only came close to a shadow of his adventures. Twain is enchanting here. Tom Sawer Abroad I didn't care for nearly as much, but Detective is dangerous and fun. Tom to the rescue! When reading these incredible stories from Twain, one needs to keep in mind WHEN they were written and WHEN they were written about. Politically correct for the time, the language is sometimes offensive to a mod Absolutely love The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. These are things that I would love to have done as a child, but only came close to a shadow of his adventures. Twain is enchanting here. Tom Sawer Abroad I didn't care for nearly as much, but Detective is dangerous and fun. Tom to the rescue! When reading these incredible stories from Twain, one needs to keep in mind WHEN they were written and WHEN they were written about. Politically correct for the time, the language is sometimes offensive to a modern reader...but that needs to be set aside and forgiven. Just enjoy them!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Arun Acharya

    I wanted to read a light book after reading Jack Noble series. Tom Sawyer is always a friend when you are tense. I thought it will take time to finish the book but it hardly took four hours and since I did not have any other task at hand, I finished it in one sitting. The language used is actually the narration of Huckleberry Finn so you will find some confusing words. Such as "diseased" instead of "deceased". At first I thought it was typo but then I figured out Huckleberry Finn being the narra I wanted to read a light book after reading Jack Noble series. Tom Sawyer is always a friend when you are tense. I thought it will take time to finish the book but it hardly took four hours and since I did not have any other task at hand, I finished it in one sitting. The language used is actually the narration of Huckleberry Finn so you will find some confusing words. Such as "diseased" instead of "deceased". At first I thought it was typo but then I figured out Huckleberry Finn being the narrator, the mistakes are not really mistakes. Overall, an interesting read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cássia Victória

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mark Buckner

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dale Bentz

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stuart Tunick

  12. 4 out of 5

    Atis Straujums

  13. 5 out of 5

    Matthias

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tim

  16. 5 out of 5

    Siddharth

  17. 4 out of 5

    Karen Boraski

  18. 5 out of 5

    Madeline Philip shaman

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brandon

  20. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne Smith

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  22. 4 out of 5

    June

  23. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Mackey

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susieq.james07

  25. 5 out of 5

    Khyara Rosado

  26. 5 out of 5

    Linda Swan Van Vickle

  27. 5 out of 5

    Almudena Lozano

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chiara

  29. 5 out of 5

    Bill Burris

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kalu Davies

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