Chapters from my Autobiography


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 54 reviews)

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography. He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he’d passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during 1906-1907. While much of the material consists of stories about the people, places and incidents of his long life, there’re also several sections from his daughter, which he calls “Susy’s biography of me”. (Summary by John Greenman) (10 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 23:18 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 02 29:22 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 03 30:59 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 04 28:22 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 05 27:01 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 06 25:36 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 07 14:35 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 08 17:02 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 09 30:50 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 10 14:58 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 11 17:06 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 12 21:16 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 13 34:23 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 14 26:17 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 15 23:59 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 16 21:11 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 17 30:00 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 18 25:06 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 19 26:10 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 20 23:28 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 21 22:47 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 22 33:40 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 23 29:00 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 24 23:39 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 25 34:46 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Mark Twain

(4.5 stars)

John Greenman is an absolute genious in his reading. I am so thankful to him for reading this book to me. Thank you Sir! You have made all Mark Twain books come alive for me. I really owe you a debt. Sincerely, Evan Bradow

Marvellous

(5 stars)

Beautifully performed. I heard extracts of Twain's autobiography on BBC radio a few years ago and was fascinated and delighted. This LibriVox reading is of equal quality.

Simply Delightful

(5 stars)

My wife and I spend many hours a week travelling by car. John Greenman's treatment of this never ending chuckle interspersed with belly laughs went a great way to making our (non-productive) times enjoyable. Thank you John for a wonderful, much appreciated effort.

Review

(5 stars)

Very good. Glad you kept the same reader for the entire book.

Mark Twain

(3 stars)

not the entire autobiography, but 25 selected chapters originally published in the Atlantic Journal in 1906-1907.

f. y.

(5 stars)

I immensely enjoyed his autobiography after listening to many Mark Twain's work. Mr. Greenman did a great job again. Thank you.

Mark Twain's writings

(5 stars)

I am enjoying to a wonderful degree M. Twain's work. I had never read any of his work to my regret. I have Libra Vox to thank for bringing his work to my attention AND to have selected such an apt narrator: Mr Green! He is more than brilliant! What a voice! He could be M.T. himself. "Eve's Diary" is divine! He is now a friend for life, M. Twain, and I am so grateful for what he left behind. Blessings to Libra Vox, Author, and Reader. Thank You So Much creative people!

tone of voice spot on

(4 stars)

i have been enjoying the chapters from Autobiography thoroughly (one per evening over the past 2 weeks)and the vocal performance, including character voices and the undertone of wry bemusement (nothing tougher than doing another comedian's lines), is first-rate. The slight quibble (pronunciation of some German phrases in the text renders them "fast unkenntlich") is perhaps ironically appropriate in view of Twain`s (albeit exaggerated for effect) love-hate affair with the German language :_) Bango job. Multi-kudos.