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Nick Offerman on 'great scam artist' Tom Sawyer and his favorite writers

Nick Offerman on 'great scam artist' Tom Sawyer and his favorite writers

If you imagine Nick Offerman is a real-life version of Ron Swanson, the mustachioed, macho character on “Parks and Recreation,” think again. Sure, he likes the outdoors, and yes, he has a wood shop in Los Angeles. But those things are connected to his life growing up on a farm in Illinois, not so far, really, from the American heartland portrayed by Mark Twain. And Offerman knows Twain; he’s a big reader.

It makes sense, then, that Offerman was recruited to record “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” for Audible, the audiobook company that is signing up celebrities to voice classic novels; the audiobook, which is

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