The American Claimant


Read by John Greenman

(4.8 stars; 18 reviews)

The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The story focuses on the class differences and expectations of monarchic, hierarchical Britain and the upstart, "all men are created equal" America. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. This was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in fictitious literature. Indeed, all the weather is contained in an appendix, at the back of the book, which the reader is encouraged to turn to from time to time. (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman) (6 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Explanatory & The Weather in this Book 3:18 Read by John Greenman
Chapter I 15:25 Read by John Greenman
Chapter II 15:00 Read by John Greenman
Chapter III 21:14 Read by John Greenman
Chapter IV 10:54 Read by John Greenman
Chapter V 13:58 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VI 7:45 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VII 9:08 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VIII 10:27 Read by John Greenman
Chapter IX 14:11 Read by John Greenman
Chapter X 18:26 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XI 21:05 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XII 18:49 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XIII 18:24 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XIV 12:42 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XV 14:01 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XVI 13:42 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XVII 16:47 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XVIII 14:32 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XIX 14:11 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XX 12:11 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XXI 23:29 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XXII 17:34 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XXIII 19:57 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XXIV 20:53 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XXV 18:41 Read by John Greenman
APPENDIX. WEATHER FOR USE IN THIS BOOK. 5:46 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

impeccably read, as ever, by John Greenman.

(5 stars)

lesser-known Twain novel

(5 stars)

as always, John Greenman gives an outstanding performance of Twain literature. I've already read much of Twain's work, but I was not familiar with this title. although less significant than some of his other books, this one contains all the usual Mark Twain wit, satire, and profound observations on human nature. It's an obscure gem worth listening to, especially with Mr. Greenman as the narrator.

The American Claimant

(5 stars)

Most Recomended... Well read, fun listen - thanks!

A romance a la Mark Twain!

(5 stars)

well read as ever