The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories


Read by Ted Delorme

(4.7 stars; 62 reviews)

Here's a Mark Twain story that's very unlike those he became famous for, but when I read it back in Catholic high school, it left a deep impression. It concerns the deeply religious residents of a small village in Austria during the late sixteenth century, and what happened to several of them when a strange man began to visit their insulated homeland. There's little of Twain's humor here; this is a horror story, a parable. . . and a warning.
(Summary by Ted Delorme)

(4 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 9:23 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 02 18:50 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 03 21:45 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 04 6:07 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 05 26:55 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 06 27:03 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 07 40:14 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 08 44:09 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 09 12:02 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 10 28:20 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 11 7:26 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 12 30:58 Read by Ted Delorme

Reviews

Wonderful rendition

(5 stars)

I read this book as a teenager. Ted's reading of this book is as good as any commercially available or Library of Congress audio book I have ever listened to. I found it absolutely riveting. I read it as a teenager. The edition had beautiful color illustrations. Many of these came to mind as I listened to this reading. The material is very thought provoking. Highly recommend.

Mysterious Stranger

(5 stars)

Hold on to your bible while you listen to Satan describe the folly of mankind. Amazing production. Excellent reading. Full of personality and depth of character. Good thing they didn't burn Samuel Clemens at the stake for writing this!

great listening

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed the stories and the most excellent reader. A different aspect of Mark Twain's writing revealed. I wish he had done more in this genre.

Incredible

(5 stars)

Reeling from the talent of this reader! Thank you! Portraying anguish/despair by placing your hand over your mouth was an impressive touch.

(5 stars)

Chilling to the spine from start to finish. Ted Delorme masterfully delivers Twain's critic to humanity in his reading of The Mysterious Stranger.

(5 stars)

Good an excited story ! Awesome reader! put himself in to the characters very good .

Enjoyable listening

(5 stars)

Well read book. Reading speed and tone of voice made listening fun.

Fantastic

(5 stars)

Very well read and an absolutely classic book. Well worth a listen.