Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2004
Duration: 3 hours 8 minutes
The Huck Finn of foreign correspondents provides a colorful account of old Honolulu, the island nobility, the City of Refuge on the Kona coast, and the active volcano of Kilauea. These selections of Mark Twain's newspaper dispatches are both charming and informative. The light touch of the great humorist is seldom missing as he reveals the "loveliest fleet of islands that lie anchored in any ocean." This recording evokes the historical era with the eye of a verbal artist and the voice of the performing artist.
"Those who treat themselves to these blustery, spirited letters will experience a journey in every sense of the word...A reminder of why Twain's legacy has endured."--Publishers Weekly