The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 1073 reviews)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on the Mississippi River.

One of the most famous incidents in the book describes how Tom persuades his friends to do a boring, hateful chore for him: whitewashing (i.e., painting) a fence.

This was the first novel to be written on a typewriter.

(Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapters 01 to 02 26:38 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 03 to 04 32:58 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 05 to 06 31:51 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 07 to 08 21:20 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 09 to 10 23:35 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 11 to 12 19:01 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 13 to 15 35:24 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 16 to 17 24:56 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 18 to 20 28:55 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 21 to 23 31:37 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 24 to 25 14:37 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 26 15:08 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 27 to 28 11:27 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 29 14:46 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 30 16:59 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 31 to 32 23:14 Read by John Greenman
Chapters 33 to 35 33:46 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Superb

(5 stars)

John Greenman does a superb job with this recording. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of my favorite childhood stories and he fully meets my expectations. If you enjoyed this I would recommend his versions of Life On The Mississippi and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Tom Sawyer - superb rendition

(5 stars)

I listened to this on a long car trip and it kept me laughing! John Greenman does a great job conveying the humor of Tom's exploits and his rendition of Aunt Polly is first rate. Very professionally done and a great voice. Do more!

(4.5 stars)

I love the romance and the horrors of the book. So, so, so glad that LibriVox got invented by someone. The reader, John Greenman is about the best reader I've ever seen.(or heard!) My favorite part is the time when Tom got the servant to whitewash the picket fence! :-) =)

nostalgic

(5 stars)

I just loved how it was kind of a boy's perspective. It reminded me of my crazy imagination when I was his age range. also I live close to where Mark Twain lived so I feel like I have good picture of the setting

Great reading!

(4.5 stars)

I've listened to about a half dozen free books on this app now and this is the best reading so far. the pace is not too slow or overly dramatic, which are my main complaints of other books I've listened to. Different, consistent, voices for each character. The only thing that might be improved is the volume gets slightly lower by the end if each chapter which was slightly annoying while driving, but nothing enough to really be a big problem.

Mark Twain - what a joy!

(5 stars)

How did I get to 69 years of age and never read more than a couple of chapters of Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn ?!? A year ago I listened to The Innocents Abroad, and I was hooked. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does an incredible job of putting the reader inside the mind of these youngsters he fills his books with.

a re-exploration

(5 stars)

This classic must be re-explored as an adult as it is so much more than the book we all read when young. John Greenman reads the text with such enthusiasm and voice as to make the listener believe he is hearing Mark Twain himself telling the story.

awesome book

(5 stars)

I loved how he used different voices he did an exellent job both the reader and the author. I have always wished to be alive at the time Tom Saywer.Thanks go to reader, author, and maker of Librivox. :-) :-)