The Gilded Age, A Tale of Today (version 2)


Read by John Greenman

(4.4 stars; 30 reviews)

Originally published in 1873, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is the only novel Twain co-wrote (C.D. Warner was a good friend and neighbor of the Clemens family in Hartford, and the collaboration sprang from their wive's challenge and encouragement). The title, "The Gilded Age" became synonymous with graft, materialism and corruption in public life, which are well represented in this work. Like others of his works, this one reflects truths about American Society that remain pertinent today. Many of the characters and incidents that occur in the Gilded Age had their real-life origins in Clemens relatives and history, a fact which he revealed in his newly published (2011) Autobiography. (Introduction by John Greenman & Wikipedia) (16 hr 9 min)

Chapters

The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Preface 3:10 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 1 20:57 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 2 7:52 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 3 9:15 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 4 21:01 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 5 17:48 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 6 22:11 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 7 15:19 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 8 18:34 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 9 12:39 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 10 16:53 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 11 12:01 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 12 15:58 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 13 17:35 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 14 12:33 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 15 17:42 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 16 17:15 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 17 14:19 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 18 16:41 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 19 16:42 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 20 14:34 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 21 14:40 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 22 17:57 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 23 5:51 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 24 18:13 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 25 11:14 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 26 16:41 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 27 11:20 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 28 21:25 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 29 16:15 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 30 6:25 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 31 18:05 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 32 12:14 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 33 35:25 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 34 10:45 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 35 13:11 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 36 10:35 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 37 7:44 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 38 14:15 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 39 10:04 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 40 12:55 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 41 15:56 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 42 30:21 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 43 10:39 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 44 14:08 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 45 21:34 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 46 17:20 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 47 14:17 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 48 14:07 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 49 15:14 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 50 17:33 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 51 14:07 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 52 4:08 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 53 14:54 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 54 15:58 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 55 19:17 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 56 18:37 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 57 12:57 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 58 15:24 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 59 22:42 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 60 15:44 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 61 12:56 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 62 10:51 Read by John Greenman
The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today, Chapter 63 & Epilogue 14:05 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Solid satire

(3.5 stars)

The aim of the story is shine a light on the co4uption and hypocrisy of Washington DC. A bit hackneyed at times (issues of collaboration?) but none-the-less entertaining and at time funny.

my first m twain story

(3.5 stars)

I was kinda surprised how much from their time, that matches our time, it just worded to were you may have to think about what the word would be in our time, if you can get past that ( I did with little effort ) it's a great story, layed out in such a way each character and their antics can be kept up with and enjoyed at the same time. to be honest I didn't really think that I would enjoy this book for several reasons this is the first Mark Twain story I actually chose to listen to outside of like a school assignment many many years ago also my genre of choice is Syfy, what is long-winded review boils down to is it actually is a good story well written and well read, give it a listen

More interesting than great

(4 stars)

Enjoyable story with much despair for the good heroes. Very well read bringing the story to light. Well written but not to the standard of Mark Twain's best known works. An interesting tale of American life in mid 19th century. Worth a listen.

Excellent reading of a story with contemporary overtones.

(5 stars)

The Gilded Age, A Tale of Today ) version 2)

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to Mr. Greenman's version. He is the great voice actor and he perfectly interprets the story for the audiences. I listened to the entire story twice. Thank you, Mr. Greenman.

excellent work

(5 stars)

Excellent reading for a great long story. I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would.