The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith
Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. Audio.
Some months back I procured an audio copy of volume 1 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain. I had seen various bloggers sing its praises and I wanted to get into something outside of theological/biblical studies, so I gave it a shot. It was the most boring however many hours of my life that I can recall in my thirty-plus years on this planet. I don’t want to blame the narrator because he was just reading what was written (in one of the most monotone ways possible), but that Twain was a real dud. Aside from a couple of humorous quips I found myself dying a little bit inside with every minute that I listened. I can only imagine how horrible it would have been to read the book! My recommendation is not to waste your time. Get a Yanni or Enya CD or something. They’ll be much better.