Mark Twain's last novel, The Mysterious Stranger, took 12 years to finish and is unlike anything else he wrote. This dark story, set in medieval Austria, hinges on unearthly and hidden mental powers. It also gives an insight to the author's psyche during his final days.
The other stories in this edition include "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg", "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "The Story of the Bad Little Boy", "The Diary of Adam and Eve", "Edward Mills and George Benton", "The Joke That Made Ed's Fortune", and "A Fable".
Mark Twain's collection of lesser-known stories spans his career, showing a darker side to this popular personality. Most of these mysterious and melancholic tales focus on the theme of money while revealing a man who spent much of his life questioning societal norms. Jonathan Kent captures the shadowy spirit of these pieces and proves himself comfortable with Twain's vernacular. Though Kent could engage more energetically at times, his gentle and thoughtful voice gives the listener space to absorb Twain's ideas. Overall, this audiobook gives much insight into one of America's greatest minds.
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Bad text, humdrum narration
- Tad Davis