A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Free Audio Book)
A TRAMP ABROAD by MARK TWAIN – A free audiobook
Narrated by John Greenman
This classic novel by American author Mark Twain tells the story of the tourist traveling central and southern Europe alongside his friend Harris. The author is based on Twain himself and Harris is inspired by a close friend of Twain named Joseph Twichell. Their adventures will take them through several locations and incidents along the way. What makes this especially hilarious is how Mark Twain depicts the main character of the story. As the two make their way through Germany, Alps and Italy, the two get into numerous misadventures and misunderstandings with the locals that is made all the more comical with how they react to each situation that feels alien to them.
Mark Twain makes a satire of certain American tourist during the time. A tourist, who believes they know everything about the world but in fact, knows little to none of the culture of other societies which will only lead to more hijinx. Mark Twain is one of literature’s greatest minds and this audiobook will surely add to that point. His talent in creating a well balanced story involving issues in society and humor offers a critique and satirical look into the reality of his times. His tales have also been known to surpass time and can connect to readers even in today’s world. A Tramp Abroad was initially published in 1880 and is often viewed as an unofficial sequel to the Innocents Abroad. John Greenman also turns in a great performance that is worthy of the novel’s quality.
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