The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 1406 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

Now officially my favourite book!

(5 stars)

A charming book which captures the tendencies and thought processes of youth with wonderful honest wit. I must say I probably wouldn't have enjoyed listening to this half as much if the reader hadn't been so excellent. Humour expressed perfectly in all the right places which caused my husband and I to laugh out loud! No doubt I will listen to this again!

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.

Great narrator

(5 stars)

I listen to a lot of audio books but this was my first Librivox experience. I really enjoyed it, the narrator did a fabulous job and the recording was enjoyable and easy to listen to.

Excellent!

(5 stars)

I would rate this a ten if presented a little bit slower. The pace was a little fast for me, and this is the kind of work that one likes to savor every word.

SWEET!

(5 stars)

its always good to hear from an author who tells stories the way they ought to be. This one made me feel like a kid all over again. Thanks Mark Twain!

Funny

(4.5 stars)

This book is really funny and real. I've read tons of books that take place in this time period and none of them are as good as this one.

The Voice of Mark Twain Himself!

(5 stars)

Wow! This guy is Amazing! A family member and I are of the opinion that this dude is Mark Twain himself! Just listen to how he reads Mark Twain's stories and you'll see what I'm talking about! Thank you to everyone who had anything to do with this production. In case you can't tell from my copious use of exclamation marks, this is an experience that fondly stays with you even months after listening to it. It is remarkable how well Mark Twain succeeds in bringing his works to life with LibriVox! ;-)

Good Story Well narrated

(4.5 stars)

I had never read Tom Sawyer but decided to have a listen as I remembered that my father loved this novel by Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer is a loveable character, Who demonstrates courage good humor, and just the right amount of naughtiness. I love the adventurous spirit portrayed by the main characters, Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, and Tom Sawyer; children in an era where children ran free.