Garrick Hagon's delivery of this classic by Mark Twain captures the listener early on with his portrayal of the excitable Aunt Polly. He adjusts his tones smoothly from the role of the narrator of the story to performing the characters' dialogue in a robust manner. Hagon shows all sides of Tom—the clever way he gets other boys to do his chores, his nervousness when he attempts to woo Becky Thatcher, and his bravery when he takes charge of a lost youth in a dangerous cave. Although commonly regarded as a children's story, this classic has themes of race relations and social commentary that will stand out for mature listeners.
This audio book is going to become a classic. It is also a great introduction of classic literature to children and for adults it is a great reminder of what it was to be a young kid. A very touching and humorous tale, it really should be part of every child's book collection!
Garrick Hagon does a fantastic job of narrating this book and truly brings the adventures of Tom Sawyer to life.
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