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Life on the Mississippi (Digital Audiobook)

By Mark Twain, Michael Prichard (Narrator)

Publication Date: December 26, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/27/2015)
Digital Audiobook (7/6/1999)
Digital Audiobook (8/10/2020)
Digital Audiobook (12/13/2010)
Digital Audiobook (9/10/2014)
Paperback (8/7/2018)
Paperback (11/29/2016)
Hardcover (11/5/2015)
Paperback (11/2/2017)
Paperback (5/7/2014)
Paperback (3/24/2015)
Paperback (9/1/2004)
Paperback (3/10/2017)
Paperback (1/23/2015)
Paperback (3/29/2018)


A brilliant amalgam of remembrance and reportage, by turns satiric, celebratory, nostalgic, and melancholy, Life on the Mississippi evokes the great river that Mark Twain knew as a boy and young man and the one he revisited as a mature and successful author. Written between the publication of his two greatest novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain's rich portrait of the Mississippi marks a distinctive transition in the life of the river and the nation, from the boom years preceding the Civil War to the sober times that followed it.

About the Author

Michael Prichard has played several thousand characters during his career. While he has been seen performing over one hundred of them in theater and film, Michael is primarily heard, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. During his career as a one-man repertory company, he has recorded many series with running characters-including the complete Travis McGee adventures by John D. MacDonald and the complete Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout-as well as series by such masters as Mark Twain, John Cheever, and John Updike. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for At All Costs by Sam Moses and In Nixon's Web by L. Patrick Gray III. Named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine, he holds an M.F.A. in theater from the University of Southern California. Michael appears regularly on the professional stage, including as a member of Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company, performing such great roles as Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451, which became the second-longest-running production in the Los Angeles area. Bradbury himself dubbed Michael "the finest Beatty in history."