A new trend in the world of audio books is emerging: actors are being paired with classics from literature. Anne Hathaway read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Samuel L. Kaclson read A Rage in Harlem, and Nick Offerman just recently read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Not all audiobooks are created equal, in fact some are just bad. But placing Offermans voice with Tom Sawyer seems like a match made in heaven.
If you have ever seen the show Parks and Recreation, you know that Nick Offerman’s character is meant to represent a classic American man. With his libertarian beliefs and distaste of all things hippie, he captures the wilderness man’s demeanor perfectly.
Matching his voice with the narrative of Tom Sawyer seems not only enjoyable, but necessary. If you are not sure how well these two will go together check out this except from the book:
Listening to this excerpt can make even the most dedicated print lover put on their headphones. And if you are still not convinced by this point, in the words of Offerman himself, you must be some kind of communist.
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