The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 1092 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 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


(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! :-) =)


(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

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 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.

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! ;-)

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. :-) :-)