Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World


Read by John Greenman

(4.5 stars; 45 reviews)

Following the Equator (American English title) or More Tramps Abroad (English title) is a non-fiction travelogue published by American author Mark Twain in 1897. Twain was practically bankrupt in 1894 due to a failed investment into a "revolutionary" typesetting machine. In an attempt to extricate himself from debt of $100,000 (equivalent of about $2 million in 2005) he undertook a tour of the British Empire in 1895, a route chosen to provide numerous opportunities for lectures in the English language. In Following the Equator, an account of that travel published in 1897, the author unmasks and criticizes racism, imperialism and missionary zeal in observations woven into the narrative with classical Twain wit. Of particular interest, historically, are Twain's references to Cecil Rhodes in Australia and South Africa, the in-depth description of "Thugs" and "Thuggee" in India and the Boer War period and diamonds in South Africa. (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman) (20 hr 14 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 17:44 Read by John Greenman
02 - Chapter II 27:36 Read by John Greenman
03 - Chapter III 28:02 Read by John Greenman
04 - Chapter IV 18:36 Read by John Greenman
05 - Chapter V 12:43 Read by John Greenman
06 - Chapter VI 17:39 Read by John Greenman
07 - Chapter VII 14:37 Read by John Greenman
08 - Chapter VIII 17:19 Read by John Greenman
09 - Chapter IX 19:56 Read by John Greenman
10 - Chapter X 9:30 Read by John Greenman
11 - Chapter XI 12:02 Read by John Greenman
12 - Chapter XII 10:19 Read by John Greenman
13 - Chapter XIII 19:20 Read by John Greenman
14 - Chapter XIV 10:07 Read by John Greenman
15 - Chapter XV 10:38 Read by John Greenman
16 - Chapter XVI 13:45 Read by John Greenman
17 - Chapter XVII 10:37 Read by John Greenman
18 - Chapter XVIII 17:09 Read by John Greenman
19 - Chapter XIX 15:19 Read by John Greenman
20 - Chapter XX 12:14 Read by John Greenman
21 - Chapter XXI 17:53 Read by John Greenman
22 - Chapter XXII 19:00 Read by John Greenman
23 - Chapter XXIII 14:07 Read by John Greenman
24 - Chapter XXIV 15:26 Read by John Greenman
25 - Chapter XXV 19:42 Read by John Greenman
26 - Chapter XXVI 12:12 Read by John Greenman
27 - Chapter XXVII 21:21 Read by John Greenman
28 - Chapter XXVIII 15:17 Read by John Greenman
29 - Chapter XXIX 14:06 Read by John Greenman
30 - Chapter XXX 9:57 Read by John Greenman
31 - Chapter XXXI 11:23 Read by John Greenman
32- Chapter XXXII 14:25 Read by John Greenman
33 - Chapter XXXIII 13:17 Read by John Greenman
34 - Chapter XXXIV 7:32 Read by John Greenman
35 - Chapter XXXV 11:26 Read by John Greenman
36 - Chapter XXXVI 13:33 Read by John Greenman
37 - Chapter XXXVII 20:10 Read by John Greenman
38 - Chapter XXXVIII 18:33 Read by John Greenman
39 - Chapter XXXIX 24:00 Read by John Greenman
40 - Chapter XL 16:05 Read by John Greenman
41 - Chapter XLI 14:51 Read by John Greenman
42 - Chapter XLII 13:12 Read by John Greenman
43 - Chapter XLIII 22:15 Read by John Greenman
44 - Chapter XLIV 14:50 Read by John Greenman
45 - Chapter XLV 21:04 Read by John Greenman
46 - Chapter XLVI 23:24 Read by John Greenman
47 - Chapter XLVII 22:45 Read by John Greenman
48 - Chapter XLVIII 19:08 Read by John Greenman
49 - Chapter XLIX 28:11 Read by John Greenman
50 - Chapter L 18:59 Read by John Greenman
51 - Chapter LI 17:09 Read by John Greenman
52 - Chapter LII 20:28 Read by John Greenman
53 - Chapter LIII 19:11 Read by John Greenman
54 - Chapter LIV 17:02 Read by John Greenman
55 - Chapter LV 18:54 Read by John Greenman
56 - Chapter LVI 12:57 Read by John Greenman
57 - Chapter LVII 11:42 Read by John Greenman
58 - Chapter LVIII 32:03 Read by John Greenman
50 - Chapter LIX 29:08 Read by John Greenman
60 - Chapter LX 21:15 Read by John Greenman
61 - Chapter LXI 23:23 Read by John Greenman
62 - Chapter LXII 23:44 Read by John Greenman
63 - Chapter LXIII 14:36 Read by John Greenman
64 - Chapter LXIV 19:43 Read by John Greenman
65 - Chapter LXV 15:02 Read by John Greenman
66 - Chapter LXVI 17:13 Read by John Greenman
67 - Chapter LXVII 28:04 Read by John Greenman
68 - Chapter LXVIII 22:05 Read by John Greenman
69 - Chapter LXIX 21:32 Read by John Greenman
70 - Chapter LXX 5:45 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Wow. No wonder Mark Twain is so celebrated.

(5 stars)

Informative, entertaining and humorous. John Greenman is simply awesome. His performance is not only flawless, but he is absolutely perfect for Twain books. I never knew Mark Twain, of course, but I have no doubt that he sounded exactly like Greenman. Thank you misters Twain and Greenman!

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

very enjoyable , well narrated

(5 stars)

Splendid, inspired reading.

(5 stars)

Splendid, inspired reading of a great travel story. I listened to a lot of John Greenman's readings of Mark Twain, and they are all superb. It's a delight to listen to those books. Greatly recommended.