Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume 1


Read by John Greenman

(4.5 stars; 5 reviews)

Until recently, this work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. This recording of Paine's exhaustive biography covers Twain's personal and literary life in detail, heretofore unapproached. - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia (21 hr 30 min)

Chapters

INTRODUCTION - VOLUME I, Part 1: 1835-1866 4:13 Read by John Greenman
I. ANCESTORS 7:47 Read by John Greenman
II. THE FORTUNES OF JOHN AND JANE CLEMENS 10:00 Read by John Greenman
III. A HUMBLE BIRTHPLACE 8:44 Read by John Greenman
IV. BEGINNING A LONG JOURNEY 11:09 Read by John Greenman
V. THE WAY OF FORTUNE 5:04 Read by John Greenman
VI. A NEW HOME 7:23 Read by John Greenman
VII. THE LITTLE TOWN OF HANNIBAL 11:01 Read by John Greenman
VIII. THE FARM 8:47 Read by John Greenman
IX. SCHOOL-DAYS 12:10 Read by John Greenman
X. EARLY VICISSITUDE AND SORROW 10:44 Read by John Greenman
XI. DAYS OF EDUCATION 22:07 Read by John Greenman
XII. TOM SAWYER'S BAND 22:55 Read by John Greenman
XIII. THE GENTLER SIDE 9:17 Read by John Greenman
XIV. THE PASSING OF JOHN CLEMENS 4:20 Read by John Greenman
XV. A YOUNG BEN FRANKLIN 15:19 Read by John Greenman
XVI. THE TURNING-POINT 5:15 Read by John Greenman
XVII. THE HANNIBAL “JOURNAL” 11:15 Read by John Greenman
XVIII. THE BEGINNING OF A LITERARY LIFE 10:55 Read by John Greenman
XIX. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANKLIN 23:46 Read by John Greenman
XX. KEOKUK DAYS 20:38 Read by John Greenman
XXI. SCOTCHMAN NAMED MACFARLANE 9:03 Read by John Greenman
XXII. THE OLD CALL OF THE RIVER 10:10 Read by John Greenman
XXIII. THE SUPREME SCIENCE 17:19 Read by John Greenman
XXIV. THE RIVER CURRICULUM 11:23 Read by John Greenman
XXV. LOVE-MAKING AND ADVENTURE 15:52 Read by John Greenman
XXVI. THE TRAGEDY OF THE “PENNSYLVANIA” 13:45 Read by John Greenman
XXVII. THE PILOT 14:53 Read by John Greenman
XXVIII. PILOTING AND PROPHECY 25:31 Read by John Greenman
XXIX. THE END OF PILOTING 6:00 Read by John Greenman
XXX. THE SOLDIER 13:55 Read by John Greenman
XXXI. OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY 8:00 Read by John Greenman
XXXII. THE PIONEER 19:23 Read by John Greenman
XXXIII. THE PROSPECTOR 13:23 Read by John Greenman
XXXIV. TERRITORIAL CHARACTERISTICS 13:21 Read by John Greenman
XXXV. THE MINER 19:02 Read by John Greenman
XXXVI. LAST MINING DAYS 10:36 Read by John Greenman
XXXVII. THE NEW ESTATE 10:48 Read by John Greenman
XXXVIII. ONE OF THE “STAFF” 15:19 Read by John Greenman
XXXIX. PHILOSOPHY AND POETRY 6:19 Read by John Greenman
XL. “MARK TWAIN” 10:11 Read by John Greenman
XLI. THE CREAM OF COMSTOCK HUMOR 17:34 Read by John Greenman
XLII REPORTORIAL DAYS 14:16 Read by John Greenman
XLIII. ARTEMUS WARD 11:06 Read by John Greenman
XLIV. GOVERNOR OF THE “THIRD HOUSE” 14:13 Read by John Greenman
XLV. A COMSTOCK DUEL 8:33 Read by John Greenman
XLVI. GETTING SETTLED IN SAN FRANCISCO 8:55 Read by John Greenman
XLVII. BOHEMIAN DAYS 15:26 Read by John Greenman
XLVIII. THE REFUGE OF THE HILLS 13:02 Read by John Greenman
XLIX. THE JUMPING FROG 8:49 Read by John Greenman
L. BACK TO THE TUMULT 5:47 Read by John Greenman
LI. THE CORNER-STONE 9:23 Read by John Greenman
LII. A COMMISSION TO THE SANDWICH ISLANDS 9:52 Read by John Greenman
LIII. ANSON BURLINGAME AND THE “HORNET” DISASTER 13:01 Read by John Greenman
VOLUME I, Part 2: 1866-1875 LIV. THE LECTURER 11:22 Read by John Greenman
LV. HIGHWAY ROBBERY 15:17 Read by John Greenman
LVI. BACK TO THE STATES 8:41 Read by John Greenman
LVII. OLD FRIENDS AND NEW PLANS 7:39 Read by John Greenman
LVIII. A NEW BOOK AND A LECTURE 14:46 Read by John Greenman
LIX. THE FIRST BOOK 14:03 Read by John Greenman
LX. THE INNOCENTS AT SEA 17:24 Read by John Greenman
LXI. THE INNOCENTS ABROAD 18:27 Read by John Greenman
LXII. THE RETURN OF THE PILGRIMS 17:53 Read by John Greenman
LXIII. IN WASHINGTON—A PUBLISHING PROPOSITION 15:40 Read by John Greenman
LXIV. OLIVIA LANGDON 8:56 Read by John Greenman
LXV. A CONTRACT WITH ELISHA BLISS, JR. 13:01 Read by John Greenman
LXVI. BACK TO SAN FRANCISCO 11:18 Read by John Greenman
LXVII. A VISIT TO ELMIRA 6:15 Read by John Greenman
LXVIII. THE REV. “JOE” TWICHELL 7:02 Read by John Greenman
LXIX. A LECTURE TOUR 8:06 Read by John Greenman
LXX. INNOCENTS AT HOME—AND “THE INNOCENTS ABROAD” 11:31 Read by John Greenman
LXXI. THE GREAT BOOK OF TRAVEL 6:44 Read by John Greenman
LXXII. THE PURCHASE OF A PAPER 11:08 Read by John Greenman
LXXIII. THE FIRST MEETING WITH HOWELLS 4:26 Read by John Greenman
LXXIV. THE WEDDING-DAY 13:51 Read by John Greenman
LXXV. AS TO DESTINY 2:20 Read by John Greenman
LXXVI. ON THE BUFFALO “EXPRESS” 12:15 Read by John Greenman
LXXVII. THE “GALAXY” 13:53 Read by John Greenman
LXXVIII. THE PRIMROSE PATH 14:22 Read by John Greenman
LXXIX. THE OLD HUMAN STORY 11:07 Read by John Greenman
LXXX. LITERARY PROJECTS 16:44 Read by John Greenman
LXXXI. SOME FURTHER LITERARY MATTERS 14:50 Read by John Greenman
LXXXII. THE WRITING OF “ROUGHING IT” 20:40 Read by John Greenman
LXXXIII. LECTURING DAYS 21:16 Read by John Greenman
LXXXIV. "ROUGHING IT” 9:50 Read by John Greenman
LXXXV. A BIRTH, A DEATH, AND A VOYAGE 10:01 Read by John Greenman
LXXXVI. ENGLAND 9:15 Read by John Greenman
LXXXVII. THE BOOK THAT WAS NEVER WRITTEN 25:36 Read by John Greenman
LXXXVIII. "THE GILDED AGE” 13:48 Read by John Greenman
LXXXIX. PLANNING A NEW HOME 4:09 Read by John Greenman
XC. A LONG ENGLISH HOLIDAY 20:55 Read by John Greenman
XCI. A LONDON LECTURE 11:13 Read by John Greenman
XCII. FURTHER LONDON LECTURE TRIUMPHS 13:43 Read by John Greenman
XCIII. THE REAL COLONEL SELLERS-GOLDEN DAYS 9:23 Read by John Greenman
XCIV. BEGINNING “TOM SAWYER” 20:31 Read by John Greenman
XCV. AN “ATLANTIC” STORY AND A PLAY 14:35 Read by John Greenman
XCVI. THE NEW HOME 12:47 Read by John Greenman
XCVII. THE WALK TO BOSTON 10:24 Read by John Greenman
XCVIII. "OLD TIMES ON THE MISSISSIPPI” 8:34 Read by John Greenman
XCIX. A TYPEWRITER, AND A JOKE ON ALDRICH 9:41 Read by John Greenman
C. RAYMOND, MENTAL TELEGRAPHY, ETC. 20:14 Read by John Greenman
CI. CONCLUDING “TOM SAWYER”—MARK TWAIN’s “EDITORS” 7:29 Read by John Greenman
CII. "SKETCHES NEW AND OLD” 9:16 Read by John Greenman
CIII. "ATLANTIC” DAYS 8:23 Read by John Greenman
CIV. MARK TWAIN AND HIS WIFE 12:48 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

Good book! John Greenman is an excellent reader. Enjoy listening to all of Twain’s books read by him. Is there going to be a volume 2?