Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit To Heaven (version 2)


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.2 stars; 15 reviews)

In the afterlife grizzled sea captain Eli Stormfield finds himself piloting a ship to heaven. Despite a detour and some navigation errors he arrives but finds the transition to heavenly bliss a little disconcerting. – Although first drafted in the late 1870’s this story did not see print until the December 1907 and January 1908 issues of “Harper’s Magazine”. The next year it was made available as a Christmas gift book and represents the last volume Mark Twain published in his lifetime. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)

(1 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Part 1 – Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven 42:27 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Part 2 – Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven 45:54 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

Reviews

great story line wish it was longer

(4.5 stars)

Brilliant...simply brilliant.

(4.5 stars)

Another tale brilliantlly penned. Having spent about half my life as a BA Christian & 1st half as a Roman Catholic, its not easy having a fully objective pov. After listening to this I can certainly see how Mr Twain deals with the practical, pragmatic way of how exactly heaven would run. The size, shape & especially how ranks & officials have all their places on such a massive scale not just from earth but in regard to every life in the universe. I'm a bit disapointed how there's certain issues that have not been researched in regard to many of God's promises...how many have not only been left out but some are the exact opposite of what the bible teaches (eg. Gods promise about no more pain & yet it exists here). Still, very well read & even though it's not as famous as his other works, I consider Twain's last tale to be one of his finest.