A Tramp Abroad
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)
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
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.
5 Stars, just wonderful. As close as you can get to Twain himself reading it to you
A Tramp Abroad
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.
Delightful reading, the voice of this reader really transports me to the age of Mark Twain
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
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.
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.