So, picture this: it's 1906 and the one and only Mark Twain has gone ahead and graced us with another masterpiece. This time, it's an essay called "What is Man?" and boy, is it a doozy. This bad boy is a dialogue between a young, sprightly lad and an older, more cynical fellow who's seen it all. And by all, I mean ALL.
Now, buckle up because we're about to dive deep into the realms of destiny and free will. Yeah, we're going there. The Old Man, being the jaded soul that he is, drops a pretty heavy statement on our young protagonist. He straight-up declares that us human beings are nothing more than machines. Yep, you heard that right. Machines. Take a moment to let that sink in.
Of course, our Young Man isn't about to let that slide without a fight. Oh no, he's got some objections up his sleeve and he ain't afraid to use 'em. So, he challenges the Old Man to spill the beans and give us all the deets on why he's so convinced of this machine business.
Now, if you think that's all this audiobook has to offer, think again. Twain, being the literary genius that he is, packs this collection of short stories with everything from serious contemplations to political musings to ironic humor. Seriously, this guy can do it all. And guess what? John Greenman, the narrator extraordinaire, is here to bring these tales to life. With his silky smooth voice, he'll guide you through the twists and turns of Twain's literary escapades for a grand total of 10 hours and 40 minutes. Brace yourself, my friend, because this audiobook is an epic adventure that you don't want to miss.
Now, as much as I hate to burst your bubble, I've gotta lay it out for you: the audiobook rating for this bad boy comes in at a solid 2.8 out of 5. Hey, we can't win 'em all, right? But hey, don't let that discourage you. Don't let a measly number dictate your audiobook choices. Give it a listen and make up your own dang mind. Who knows, you might just find yourself captivated by the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain all over again. So grab your headphones, settle in, and prepare to be enchanted by the enigma that is "What is Man?"