A Tramp Abroad


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 42 reviews)

A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to an earlier Twain travel book, The Innocents Abroad.

As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it. (Summary by Wikipedia) (15 hr 46 min)

Chapters

01 - CHAPTER I [The Knighted Knave of Bergen] 9:59 Read by John Greenman
02 - CHAPTER II Heidelberg [Landing a Monarch at Heidelberg] 18:28 Read by John Greenman
03 - CHAPTER III Baker's Bluejay Yarn [What Stumped the Blue Jays] 7:53 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IV Student Life [The Laborious Beer King] 10:50 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER V At the Students' Dueling-Ground [Dueling by Wholesale] 10:16 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VI [A Sport that Sometimes Kills] 8:20 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VII [How Bismark Fought] 11:42 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER VIII The Great French Duel [I Second Gambetta in a Terrific Duel] 21:49 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER IX [What the Beautiful Maiden Said] 10:34 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER X [How Wagner Operas Bang Along] 17:09 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XI [I Paint a "Turner"] 10:35 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XII [What the Wives Saved] 10:11 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XIII [My Long Crawl in the Dark] 13:11 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XIV [Rafting Down the Neckar] 8:41 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XV Down the River [Charming Waterside Pictures] 13:14 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XVI An Ancient Legend of the Rhine [The Lorelei] 13:50 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XVII [Why Germans Wear Spectacles] 16:46 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XVIII [The Kindly Courtesy of Germans] 16:43 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XIX [The Deadly Jest of Dilsberg] 20:47 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XX [My Precious, Priceless Tear-Jug] 14:49 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XX1 [Insolent Shopkeepers and Gabbling Americans] 17:48 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXII [The Black Forest and Its Treasures] 23:08 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXIII [Nicodemus Dodge and the Skeleton] 14:57 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXIV [I Protect the Empress of Germany] 13:52 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXV [Hunted by the Little Chamois] 24:48 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXVI [The Nest of the Cuckoo-clock] 20:29 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXVII [I Spare an Awful Bore] 18:31 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXVIII [The Jodel and Its Native Wilds] 21:48 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXIX [Looking West for Sunrise] 10:50 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXX [Harris Climbs Mountains for Me] 21:15 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXI [Alp-scaling by Carriage] 22:10 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXII [The Jungfrau, the Bride, and the Piano] 17:15 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXIII [We Climb Far--by Buggy] 15:33 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXIV [The World's Highest Pig Farm] 21:40 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXV [Swindling the Coroner] 26:47 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXVI [The Fiendish Fun of Alp-climbing] 24:10 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXVII [Our Imposing Column Starts Upward] 23:42 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXVIII [I Conquer the Gorner Grat] 25:54 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XXXIX [We Travel by Glacier] 15:50 Read by John Greenman
CHAPTER XL [Piteous Relics at Chamonix] 20:23 Read by John Greenman
[The Fearful Disaster of 1865] 11:04 Read by John Greenman
[Chillon has a Nice, Roomy Dungeon] 19:16 Read by John Greenman
[My Poor Sick Friend Disappointed] 19:50 Read by John Greenman
[I Scale Mont Blanc--by Telescope] 18:45 Read by John Greenman
A Catastrophe Which Cost Eleven Lives [Perished at the Verge of Safety] 5:18 Read by John Greenman
[Meeting a Hog on a Precipice] 15:25 Read by John Greenman
[Queer European Manners] 22:15 Read by John Greenman
[Beauty of Women--and of Old Masters] 21:07 Read by John Greenman
[Hanged with a Golden Rope] 19:52 Read by John Greenman
[Titian Bad and Titian Good] 8:54 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX A The Portier 11:27 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX B Heidelberg Castle 15:49 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX C The College Prison 13:39 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX D The Awful German Language 48:41 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX E Legend of the Castles 13:18 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX F German Journals 14:44 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Fantastic reading!

(5 stars)

Five stars for the reader. John Greenman did a great job. The book itself was rather show at times. John Greenman was a great reader. The book itself was rather slow, but occasionally very entertaining. Appendix on German language absolutely hilarious.

Happy encounters with brilliance

(5 stars)

John Greenman, thank you. I was curious about MT and dipped into one of his books. Happily, it was narrated by John and I was hooked. What a talent! What intelligence! What warmth! And now I'm exhausting the catalogue and having the time of my life.

Astonishing

(5 stars)

5 Stars, just wonderful. As close as you can get to Twain himself reading it to you

A Tramp Abroad

(5 stars)

Mr. Greenman wonderfully narrated entire story again. This Mark Twain's travel journal was very informative and entertaining. I am sure that Mark Twain in the heaven appreciates Mr. Greenman's effort to spread his work to vast audience. Thank you, Mr. Greenmsn.

(5 stars)

Delightful reading, the voice of this reader really transports me to the age of Mark Twain

Lovely Reading

(4 stars)

Amusing. Quite interesting. I found the stories about the fight club quite startling. Not the best book ever written or anything, but worth a listen. Very engaging reader.

A Tramp Abroad

(5 stars)

Herr Greenman, you again read wonderful! This book has to be my favorite. I admit it, without hesitation, I am german! Mr. Twain had me in tears, due to his simply divine descriptions and his absolute genius when telling a story. I myself had the fortune to see the illumination of Heidelberg, just a few years later, namely 1987. It was and still is a must see and utterly spectacular! Thank you for the privilege to listen to this book!

Twain and an imaginary friend "tramp" Central Europe by train.

(4 stars)

Not quite a page-turner on the level of Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" and "Following the Equator." Nevertheless it is a worthy 19th century travelogue spiced with humor. (You do get hear a lot about people falling off the Alps.) An excellent reader made the download worthwhile.