The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mark Twain

Narrated By: Full Cast

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2009

Duration: 7 hours 44 minutes


This delightful collection of lesser-known gems by Mark Twain begins with the story of a town called Hadleyburg, which prides itself on the honesty of its citizens. One day a citizen of Hadleyburg offends a stranger passing through, who vows to take his revenge by revealing just how corruptible the sanctimonious town really is. Twain is at his best here, poking fun at common hypocrisy as the self-satisfied pillars of the community are done in by their own greed.

Other stories in the collection include: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The One Million Pound Bank Note," "Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale," "The Stolen White Elephant," "Cannibalism in the Cars," "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's," "The Story of the Good Little Boy," "The Story of the Bad Little Boy," "Baker's Blue Jay Yarn: What Stumped the Blue Jays," and "A Double Barreled Detective Story."


  • Pat Fish

    Oh boy, this is the worst audio recording I have EVER gotten through SimplyAudioBooks. The main narrator speaks with a nursery rhyme babytalk voice and then they attempt a "cast of thousands" by having single sentances spoken by a cast of characters. I couldn't even listen to ONE story all the way through, and it is the first time I would be tempted to tell the service to pull a book from its offerings and give me a refund. HIDEOUS. And this is especially painful since Mark Twain is so awesome. WHAT A TRAGEDY.

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