The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (version 2 dramatic reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 53 reviews)

Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness to a horrible crime, his courage and integrity are tested beyond anything he ever expected. A note to parents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is considered a children's classic, but contains racial slurs which, although "acceptable" in the time and place of the story's setting, will likely offend modern listeners. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)

Cast
Narrator: Bob Neufeld
Aunt Polly: Elizabeth Klett
Tom Sawyer/First Young Lady: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Cousin Sid: Tim Nelson
Alfred Temple: Elliot Gage
Jim: Kevin W. Davidson
Ben Rogers: Frances Brown
Cousin Mary/Mrs. Harper: Arielle Lipshaw
Billy/Grace Miller/Little Boy: Haili
Mr. Walters: bala
Joe Harper: Monika M.C.
Judge Thatcher/Reverend Sprague/Mr. Jones: nomorejeffs
Mrs. Thatcher: Libby Gohn
Huckleberry Finn: Tricia G
Mr. Dobbins: tovarisch
Becky Thatcher/Dr. Robinson/The Sheriff: Amanda Friday
Muff Potter: Todd Jenken
Injun Joe: weirdone30
Mary Austin: Bethany Baldwin
Sally Rogers/Susy Harper: Victoria P
Little Girl/Third Young Lady: ElleyKat
Second Young Lady: Sarah Parshall
Prosecutor: Maria Therese
Muff Potter's Lawyer: Beth Thomas
Injun Joe's Comrade: Kristin Gjerløw
Widow Douglas: Abigail Rasmussen

Audio edited by Michele Fry, Grace, Kimberly Krause, Piotr Nater, Eden Rea-Hedrick

(7 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 15:51 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter 2 12:38 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 3 14:38 Read by Grace
Chapter 4 22:56 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 5 12:35 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter 6 22:58 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 7 12:32 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 8 12:02 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 9 15:16 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 10 14:32 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 11 10:43 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 12 11:46 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 13 17:10 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 14 14:13 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 15 11:38 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 16 21:45 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 17 8:40 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 18 19:50 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 19 4:53 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 20 11:42 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 21 16:12 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 22 7:38 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter 23 13:32 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 24 3:28 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter 25 13:11 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 26 18:13 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 27 6:13 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 28 6:42 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 29 17:25 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 30 19:08 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter 31 20:06 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 32 6:52 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 33 20:22 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter 34 6:09 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter 35 11:19 Read by Kimberly Krause
Conclusion 1:20 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick

Reviews

Excellent

(5 stars)

Good reads all the way around.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

(4.5 stars)

I didn't know if I wanted to bother with this book, I'd read it as a kid and it was ok. I'm glad I listened. As an adult it was a different book. The readers are excellent. Even if you have read it before, listen again it's worth it.

an amazing reading

(5 stars)

it's my fav.

Great Old Read

(4.5 stars)

Enjoyed the dramatization reading but some of the characters are very flat and don't speak with as much emphasis as others.

Lawrence

(4 stars)

A really great book - perfect description of boyhood (perhaps as it once was and is no more), it's dreams, fantasies, superstitions, and just plain sweat and dirt. And Mr. Twain is just about perfect in voice - gently but clearly tongue in cheek, never mean and with allusions to scripture that are hilarious. As to the recording, the main reader is excellent with just the right cadence and tone. The dramatization, as it were, was painful - just awful.

Wonderful!

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this recording very much. My only comment would be that I could not hear Tom's part as well as the other characters. The reader did an excellent job with Tom's accent, the reading. The rest of the readers did a great job. Thanks for a great time.

living the childhood

(5 stars)

It was wonderful. And the performers were awesome telling story beautifully.

terrible

(0.5 stars)

Terrible worst book ever terrible voices