The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

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(4 stars; 2 reviews)

A book of short stories and humorous anecdotes by Mark Twain, published together in 1906. (Summary by Tricia G) (10 hr 23 min)


The $30,000 Bequest, pt 1 35:37 Read by TriciaG
The $30,000 Bequest, pt 2 37:17 Read by TriciaG
A Dog's Tale 25:47 Read by TriciaG
Was it Heaven? Or Hell? 45:34 Read by TriciaG
A Cure for the Blues 50:02 Read by TriciaG
The Curious Book, pt 1 1:09:06 Read by TriciaG
The Curious Book, pt 2 42:49 Read by TriciaG
The Californian's Tale 19:12 Read by TriciaG
A Helpless Situation 13:23 Read by TriciaG
A Telephonic Conversation 6:51 Read by TriciaG
Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale 16:26 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
The Five Boons of Life 5:56 Read by TriciaG
The First Writing-Machines 7:43 Read by TriciaG
Italian Without a Master 16:44 Read by TriciaG
Italian With Grammar 17:35 Read by TriciaG
A Burlesque Biography 15:00 Read by Bellona Times
How to Tell a Story 14:54 Read by Robert D. Kinney
General Washington's Negro Body-Servant 10:19 Read by Bellona Times
Wit Inspirations of the 'Two-Year-Olds' 6:58 Read by Kalynda
An Entertaining Article 19:52 Read by Ann Boulais
A Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury 1:33 Read by TriciaG
Amended Obituaries 4:49 Read by TriciaG
A Monument to Adam 4:58 Read by TriciaG
A Humane Word from Satan 3:10 Read by TriciaG
Introduction to 'The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English' 7:08 Read by TriciaG
Advice to Little Girls 2:50 Read by TriciaG
Post-Mortem Poetry 11:29 Read by Kalynda
The Danger of Lying in Bed 8:48 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Portrait of King William III 5:37 Read by Eric Leach
Does the Race of Man Love a Lord? 28:20 Read by Ann Boulais
Extracts from Adam's Diary 27:01 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
Eve's Diary 24:18 Read by TriciaG
Extract from Adam's Diary 16:27 Read by TriciaG


great stories, terrible reading

(0 stars)

Regular Librivox users probably know to beware of stories that have more than on reader, so I usually sample some of the tracks before downloading. I did this but my random trials missed the worst of these and when I tried to listen I was appalled at how bad must of the readings were. the torture is that it's hard to discard a good story even though the reading stinks.