Classic Recordings – Tom Sawyer (1983/1985)

Posted on by Dave

Tom Sawyer

Label: Fisher-Price “Spellbinder Tapes” Series / The Cutting Studios Inc. 1975
Voices: Unknown
Format: Cassette Tape
Country: US
Released: 1983/1985
Genre: Children’s, Non-Music
Style: Story, Special Effects, Spoken Word
Length: 66:00

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31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Michael August 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm -


    Thank you so much for posting the audio from the Tom Sawyer Spellbinder tape! This is one of my very favorite memories from my childhood! I have searched the internet for many years trying to find this audio and now I can hear it!

    I’d like to download it, but the download link isn’t to the Tom Sawyer story, but rather the Daniel Boone story. How can I download the Tom Sawyer audio?

    Thank you!

    • Dave October 25, 2013 at 1:03 am -

      Michael, simply right click on the “Or Download Link” and “Save As” to your computer. The file is an .mp3

      The link should be fixed now. Cheers!

  2. Amber August 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm -

    Can’t wait to hear Tom Sawyer (it’s coming up as Daniel Boone right now…) and Hans Brinker- Both favorites of mine from childhood! Also, do you have Rip Van Winkle and Guilliver’s Travels available?
    Thanks so much for doing this!!!

  3. Dave August 30, 2013 at 10:21 am -

    Amber, thanks for tuning in! The above link is now fixed. We will have Rip Van Winkle up this evening, per your request! Like us on Facebook if you would, thanks! 🙂

  4. Bryan September 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm -

    Thank you for this! I hope my kids enjoy it as much as I did growing up, I loved listening to this on road trips

    • Dave September 19, 2013 at 10:30 am -

      Your welcome, Bryan! Enjoy!

  5. Scott September 20, 2013 at 7:53 am -

    Do you have this in a format other than quicktime? Maybe just a standard mp3 for download or am I missing something?

    • Dave September 20, 2013 at 9:58 am -

      Scott, simply right click on the “Or Download Link” and “Save As” to your computer. The file is an .mp3

      Hope this helps! -Dave

  6. Mayor Dave October 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm -

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you putting this here. I have literally been looking for this online for fifteen years.

    • Dave October 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm -

      There are more on the way, stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!

  7. Joel November 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm -

    I’m sure I’m just repeating what everyone else said…but thank you so much. Hearing the first 30 seconds of Tom Sawyer shot me like a cannon back down memory lane. My siblings and I must have listened to that thing 100 times. I can still hear it in my head. Can’t wait to share with my kids. Thanks so much.

    • Dave November 11, 2013 at 12:06 am -

      You’re very welcome, Joel. Glad I could play time-machine! 😉 Enjoy

  8. Keith January 22, 2014 at 6:37 am -

    I would love to know when more will be available I have several of these and would love to find the rest. I have the Land of Oz, The Wizard of Oz & Huck Finn just to name a few and I would like to find Hiawatha & The Four Fairytales. Please let me know when others are available.

    • Dave January 22, 2014 at 9:50 am -

      Will do Keith! We have plenty more classic recordings in the works! LIKE or Facebook page for updates!

  9. Ryan April 16, 2014 at 6:31 pm -

    Thanks very much Dave for sharing this. We still have the Tom Sawyer Spellbinder cassette tape. Our kids listen to it all the time. I’m glad to find this because that tape will wear out and we don’t have a tape player that we can hook up to the computer.

    I tried right-clicking on the “Or Download Here” link, but the link doesn’t seem to work though. I tried using Internet Explorer and Chrome, but no joy. Am I doing it wrong, or using the wrong URL?

    Thanks again Dave! BTW-My wife also loved Hans Brinker when she was a kid! She is excited to share with our kids.

    • Dave April 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm -

      Thanks Ryan. Did you right click and “save as”?

      • Ryan April 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm -

        Yes, I did and the link wasn’t responding. Today I tried again and it worked. Yeah!

  10. Julie April 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm -

    This is awesome! I am playing the Tom Sawyer cassette for my boys right now and noticed how it sounds very worn in the beginning. My brothers and sisters LOVED these tapes as kids, Tom Sawyer in particular. You are my hero for sharing these recordings. Now I have to let my siblings know about this site.

    • Dave April 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm -

      Thank you Julie!! Keep spreading the word! I too loved these tapes. They never get old.

  11. Sara R June 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm -

    Thank you SO much for posting this! I’ve been searching for this audio on and off for several years online, guess I haven’t looked since last August. 🙂 I am so excited to have found this…loved these tapes as a kid! I’m still looking for Benjamin Franklin, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, the Three Little Bears, and Davey Crockett. If anyone knows where I might be able to find these audio recordings or purchase the Fisher Price tapes ..I’d be extremely grateful. Thanks again!

    • Dave June 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm -

      Thanks, Sara. Benjamin Franklin and Hans Brinker are here on our site. Enjoy!

  12. Cameron August 21, 2014 at 6:02 am -

    Thank you so much for putting the old Spellbinder tapes online. I have been looking for these for a long time! Do you happen to have the George Washington spellbinder tape? I didn’t see it on the website but I may have missed it. It was my favorite growing up, along with the other patriotic ones (Benjamin Franklin/Daniel Boone & the American Revolution). Thanks again!

  13. Andy September 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm -


    Could you provide an mp3 of the Spellbinder Wizard of Oz and the Land of Oz? Those seem to be super rare.f you aren’t able to, would you be willing to have the Adventure Amigo people do it? I’ve been looking for Wizard of Oz everywhere for my kids… Can’t find it!!

    • Keith September 16, 2014 at 6:31 pm -

      I would be happy to provide the MP3’s for them. Let me know what I need to do to get it to you.

  14. Keith September 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm -

    I would be glad to send you the MP3’s to you. Just let me know the particulars and I will get it to you.

  15. Keith September 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm -

    I also have Huck Finn.

  16. Andy September 18, 2014 at 10:45 am -

    I’d appreciate receiving Huck Finn in addition to the Wizard of Oz/land of Oz! Very grateful! you can send them to willbayler at aol dot you know the rest.


  17. Andy September 26, 2014 at 5:06 pm -

    Keith, can you send those to me (wizard, land of and guck Finn)? I have a long car ride with the kids coming soon and these will be great to pass the time. Willbayler at aol dot com

  18. Keith September 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm -

    Will try to asap. Will probably have to send it via

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