In a perfect meeting of personalities, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) has performed a new recording of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the classic novel of a mischievous young boy named Tom and his best friend, Huck Finn.
“Being paid to perform such a gratifying activity as reading Mark Twain aloud felt powerfully akin to Tom Sawyer hoodwinking other boys into paying him for the privilege of whitewashing a fence,” Offerman said in a release. “Let’s keep that between us.”
EW is thrilled to reveal this exclusive clip of Offerman lending a Ron Swanson-y air to this beloved tale, below. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer hits headphones Tuesday, Sept. 20, but it’s available to pre-order now at audible.com/tomsawyer.[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/283620694" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]