I've known about Mark Twain's short story classic, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, for years now as my maternal grandparents had retired to Calaveras County, California when I was a child.
However, I never read or listened The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain until recently. I was able to listen to the unabridged audio version narrated by BJ Harrison. Listening time is 15 minutes for this short story, which I thought was well narrated by BJ Harrison.
I wasn't too impressed with this particular short short by Mark Twain. Yes, the story is about a famous jumping frog in Calaveras County, but the story is ho-hum if you ask me. I've enjoyed Twain's reading longer works of fiction to this short story.
See my reviews of Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Diaries of Adam and Eve.
I am giving The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain a rating of 2 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!
P. S. Calaveras is the correct spelling for Calaveras County, so I am not sure why the above image has it spelled incorrectly!
Sometimes short stories just don't work for me.ReplyDelete