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Nick Offerman reading from The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer—that pairing, which once just existed in your dreams, is now audiobook reality. The Parks And Recreation star has lent his baritone voice to Mark Twain’s signature wit in an Audible performance of the classic boyhood novel. It’s not hard to imagine Ron Swanson getting behind an observation like “the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it,” though it might prove too pithy a phrasing. In this exclusive clip, Offerman defines the notions of work and play, a distinction that young Tom makes to lighten his load.


You can almost hear the twinkle in Offerman’s eye as he shares some of Tom’s hoodwinking. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is already available for purchase over on Audible.