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Publisher's Summary

The Mysterious Stranger is Mark Twain’s final novel. It was worked on periodically from roughly 1890 up until 1910. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race". The story tells of the adventures of Satan, the sinless nephew of the biblical Satan, in an Austrian village in the Middle Ages. Classic storytelling. A very interesting side of Twain’s writings. The recording also contains the short stories "A Fable, The McWilliamses And The Burglar Alarm, Hunting The Decietful Turkey.
Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media
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4 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Mailloux on 12-02-11

Learn basic pronounciation before you perform

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book is a classic and worth the time, but the reader cannot pronounce basic words.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories?

The thin line between good and evil, and how most evil is done by men, not devils.

Would you be willing to try another one of William Fortier???s performances?

No. He can't pronounce basic words. He should spend time with a good pronouncing dictionary before trying to read a book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was mostly pique at the reader, and trying to guess what word he *really* meant.

Any additional comments?

Any Twain is good, but I'd try a different reader.

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1 out of 5 stars
By James H Fuller, Jr on 05-28-12

Should have accepted the other reviews.

What would have made The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories better?

A completely different story.

What could Mark Twain have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A completely different story.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Taken a different job.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The addition of other short stories at the end.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Hugh M. Clarke on 02-13-18

Not Tom Sawyer?

Though the "Mysterious Stranger" is a fascinating story, none of these stories ranks with "Tom Sawyer" and "Huck Finn", which are absolute classics. Furthermore, the reading is dreary and plodding.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Gusto on 01-02-17

Great story, terribly read

Love this story and it's perspective on human morality. Sadly it's being read by someone who mumbles, slurs, has very little understanding of the English language and mispronounces even the simplest of words. I can barely understand what he's saying some of the time. He does make an effort to create a different voice for each character, so I've given him a star for effort, but I feel that he gets Satan's voice all wrong!

Great story, badly cast.

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