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The Mysterious Stranger

Written by: Mark Twain
Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins

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Publisher's Summary

This story is told by Theodor Fischer, a boy who lives in a small Austrian village and quietly exists with his friends, relatives and community. One day a stranger appears in the village and befriends Theodor and his chums. He tells them that his name is Satan and he is the nephew of "the Satan". He is capable of all types of magic, predictions and apparitions that he reveals in various ways to the boys. But throughout the story Satan expels his wisdom on the character and futility of mankind.

While this work contains the wit and humor typical of Mark Twain, the story line is considered a serious social commentary on Twain's criticism of organized religion.

©2018 Mark Twain (P)2018 AB Books

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  • Ashley
  • 14-11-18

great story but the narrator....

I love this story so much but the narrator made it very, very hard to listen. The narrator has a very robotic cadence which, in my opinion, takes away from the story.

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  • Jessica boehmer
  • 28-02-20

sounded alittle mechanical

over all this was a good book but alittle slow and mechanical sounding at times.

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  • Jennifer Jenkins
  • 24-01-20

This story can change your deepest philosophies

First off, the narration isn't that bad. Despite the other reviews, the narrator's voice is a bit oddly mechanical yet still doable. His voice is not all that distractive. If you like C.S. Lewis' stories, then you'll love this one... it could rightfully be named 'Friendship with Satan'. Enjoy!

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  • donna
  • 27-10-19

Very interesting

I really enjoyed this audio book. It kept my interest and made me wanting more. The reader is also great. I have a lot of audio books by this reader. Both are highly recommended.

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  • Leisha
  • 16-01-20

narrating really sucks sounds like a computer I wo

I would not recommend this book because it's very hard to understand because the narrator is mono toned

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-20

Awesome Amorality

My new personal all time, timeless favourite. Highly recommended exploration of amorality/non-judgement as a means of liberty, as opposed to piety/virtue.